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Spring 2015

Casemate Welcome!


We are pleased to bring to you our Spring 2015 list, introducing a wealth of titles covering various subjects of military history. All titles featured in the catalog are published either by Casemate or our many distribution partners.


This year we have had the pleasure of welcoming two new publishers to the Casemate team, Aviaeology and PelikaanPers. The former, a line of books produced by the Canadian-based SkyGrid Studio, offers intricate historical accounts of different types of Canadian and Russian aviation. PelikaanPers is based out of Oosterbeek, Holland, and creates beautiful graphic novels on different historical subjects. Both are a welcome addition to our company. In this catalog you will find a new series, originally published in digital format, from Savas Beatie titled The Washingtons. The series takes us through a comprehensive history of generations of Washingtons offering detailed accounts of the presidential lineage. Also featured in this catalog are seven of the newest titles from MMP’s Scale Plans series. Each title in the series offers an authentic example of a famous plane. And do not forget to visit the Fonthill Media section of this catalog for their many forthcoming military memoirs on World War I and World War II. From Casemate, the long-anticipated title War Bonds is due out in February 2015, and will follow young couples through the distress caused by distance, uncertainty and the horrors of world war. The cases of both men on the frontline and women on the home front intertwine in this engaging must-read. With each issue of this seasonal catalog our own line as well as the number of titles from our distribution partners grows. We continue to welcome more and more great reads with the hopes of satisfying you, the customer.


30 Degrees South


Amber Books




Andrea Press / Aviaeology


Clear Vue Publishing / Countryside Books


Editions Charles HerrisĂŠy / Fighting High Publishing


Fonthill Media


Frontline Books


Grub Street Publishing




Helion & Company


Histoire & Collections




Legenda / Lorimer


MMP Books


Lutterworth Press / Oxbow / Oxbow Archaeology


Pritzker Military / RN Publishing / Tattered Flag


Pen & Sword


Pen and Sword Digital


Savas Beatie


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Casemate The Fires of Babylon Eagle Troop and the Battle of 73 Easting Mike Guardia As a new generation of main battle tanks came on line during the 1980s, neither the US nor USSR had the chance to pit them in combat. But once the Cold War between the superpowers waned, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein provided that chance with his invasion of Kuwait. Finally the new US M1A1 tank would see how it fared against the vaunted Soviet-built T-72.

$32.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp photos • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-612002927 • eISBN 978-1-61200-293-4

On the morning of August 2, 1990, Iraqi armored divisions invaded the tiny emirate of Kuwait. The Iraqi Army, after its long war with Iran, had more combat experience than the U.S. Army. Who knew if America’s untested forces could be shipped across the world and thence contest the battle-hardened Iraqis on their homeground? The Kuwaitis had collapsed easily enough, but then the invasion drew fierce condemnation from the UN, which demanded Saddam’s withdrawal. Undeterred by the rhetoric, the Iraqi dictator massed his forces along the Saudi Arabian border and dared the world to stop him. In response, the U.S. led the world community in a coalition of 34 nations in what became known as Operation Desert Storm – a violent air and ground campaign to eject the Iraqis from Kuwait. Leading this charge into Iraq were the men of Eagle Troop in the US Army’s 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment. Commanded by then-Captain HR McMaster, Eagle Troop was the lead element of the US VII Corps’ advance into Iraq. On February 26, 1991, Eagle Troop encountered the Tawakalna Brigade of Iraq’s elite Republican Guard. By any calculation, the 12 American tanks didn’t stand a chance. Yet within a mere 23 minutes, the M1A1 tanks of Eagle Troop destroyed more than 50 enemy vehicles and plowed a hole through the Iraqi front. History would call it the Battle of 73 Easting.

Patton’s Third Army at War George Forty This is the story of General George S. Patton's magnificent Third Army as it advanced across Nazi-occupied Europe and into Hitler's redoubt in the last year of World War II. As America’s answer to Blitzkrieg, Third Army’s actions from the Normandy coast across France and Germany to Austria gave a new dimension to the term "fluid warfare." They only needed one general order—to seek out the enemy, trap, and destroy them. This they did, relentlessly overcoming every obstacle thrown in their way.

$32.95 • 224 pages • 7.25 x 9.5 • oversized with over 300 illustrations • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61200-2958

Third Army’s story is one of the teamwork of armor, infantry, and aircraft working together with a perfection that even amazed the Germans, who had always considered themselves the masters of the mobile offensive. Though Third Army is often remembered for its tank spearheads, these pages also give credit to the brave infantry divisions which butted their heads against fortresses such as Metz with ultimate success. It is also the story of a triumph of logistics as thousands of trucks carried forward the supplies so vital to keep the army on the move and fighting. When a German counteroffensive nearly burst through the U.S. lines in the Ardennes, it was Patton’s Third Army that turned on its heel and immediately drove in the “Bulge,” ending Hitler’s last great hope for success in the west. Afterward nothing could stop Third Army as it crossed the Rhine and overran the Reich. Much of the army’s greatness, its driving force, its will to win, was owed to one man—General George Smith Patton, Jr. —and in consequence a significant section of this book has been devoted to him alone. Full of eyewitness accounts and a host of photographs and maps, it relates the full story of how America’s most dynamic fighting formation led the Allied effort against the Nazis’ seemingly invincible European empire.

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Casemate Panzer Operations Germany’s Panzer Group 3 During the Invasion of Russia, 1941 Hermann Hoth This book, originally published in German in 1956, has now been translated into English, unveiling a wealth of both experiences and analysis of Operation Barbarossa, perhaps the most important military campaign of the 20th century. Hermann Hoth led Germany’s 3rd Panzer Group in Army Group Center—in tandem with Guderian’s 2nd Group—during the invasion of the Soviet Union, and together those two daring panzer commanders achieved a series of astounding victories, encircling entire Russian armies at Minsk, Smolensk, and Vyazma, all the way to the very gates of Moscow. This work begins with Hoth discussing the use of nuclear weapons in future conflicts. This cool-headed post-war reflection from one of Nazi Germany’s top panzer commanders is rare enough. But then Hoth dives into his exact command decisions during Barbarossa to reveal new insights into how Germany could, and in his view should, have succeeded in the campaign. $32.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp photos • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-612002699 • eISBN 978-1-61200-270-5

Hoth critically analyses the origin, development, and objective of the plan against Russia, and presents the situations confronted, the decisions taken, and the mistakes made by the army’s leadership, as the new form of mobile warfare startled not only the Soviets on the receiving end but the German leadership itself, which failed to provide support for their panzer arm’s breakthroughs. Hoth sheds light on the ever-escalating struggle between Hitler and his military advisers on the question whether, after the Dnieper and the Dvina had been reached, to adhere to the original idea of capturing Moscow. Hitler’s momentous decision to divert forces to Kiev and the south only came in late August 1941. He then finally considers in detail whether the Germans, after obliterating the remaining Russian armies facing Army Group Center in Operation Typhoon, could still hope for the occupation of the Russian capital that fall.

24 Hours at Waterloo Robert Kershaw The epic and brutal battle of Waterloo was a pivotal moment in history—when the events of a single day defined the course of Europe's future. In this vibrant and exhilarating hour-by-hour portrayal of the battle, a renowned historian joins his voice with the eyewitness accounts of those who fought it. For example: “One of the lancers rode by, and stabbed me in the back with his lance. I then turned, and lay with my face upward, and a foot soldier stabbed me with his sword as he walked by. Immediately after, another, with his firelock and bayonet, gave me a terrible plunge, and while doing it with all his might, exclaimed, ‘Sacré nom de Dieu!’” In March 1815, the Allies declared war on Napoleon in response to his escape from exile and his renewed threat to imperial European rule. Three months later, on 18 June 1815, having suffered considerable losses at Quatre-Bras, Wellington's army fell back on Waterloo, some ten miles south of Brussels. Halting on the ridge, they awaited Napoleon's army, blocking its entry to the capital. This would become the Allies' final stand, the infamous battle of Waterloo. $35.00 • 448 pages • 6.25 x 9.5 • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61200-2965 • eISBN 978-1-61200-3122

In this intimate, hour-by-hour account, acclaimed military historian Robert Kershaw resurrects the human stories at the center of the fighting, creating an authoritative single-volume biography of this landmark battle. Drawing on his profound insight and field knowledge of military strategy, Kershaw takes the reader to where the impact of the orders was felt, straight into the heart of the battle, shoulder to shoulder with the soldiers on the mud-splattered ground. Masterfully weaving together painstakingly researched eyewitness accounts, diaries and letters—many never before seen or published—this gripping portrayal of Waterloo offers unparalleled authenticity.


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Casemate War Bonds Love Stories from the Greatest Generation Cindy Hval America’s World War II is most often told through the stories of its great battles, when an entire generation of our young men was suddenly thrust across the oceans to represent the New World in deadly combat against the great powers of the Old. On sea, in the air, and on land our boys fought against totalitarian powers that threatened to overturn the American ideal of liberty for every individual, even civilization itself. But while often forgotten, America’s women were there too. On the home front they were more than willing to share in the hardships of wartime, and in countless cases they fairly lived and breathed with support for our troops overseas. Whether working in factories or taking care of families, rationing or volunteering, their unflagging support contributed more to our victories than has ever been told.

$24.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • photos throughout • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61200-2903 • eISBN 978-1-61200291-0

Young people have been falling in love since time began, but romance during a global conflagration brought a unique set of challenges. The uncertainty of the time led to an abundance of couples marrying quickly, after brief courtships. Others grew closer through intermittent correspondence, where the soldier was invariably censored by officers, yet true longing from either side invariably came through. It was the worst time at all to try to have a relationship; yet amazingly, thousands of couples created lifelong bonds. From blind dates to whirlwind romances to long separations, War Bonds highlights stories of couples who met or married during or shortly after WWII.

Field Marshal The Life and Death of Erwin Rommel Daniel Allen Butler Erwin Rommel was a complex man: a born leader, brilliant soldier, a devoted husband and proud father; intelligent, instinctive, brave, compassionate, vain, egotistical, and arrogant. In France in 1940, then for two years in North Africa, then finally back in France once again, at Normandy in 1944, he proved himself a master of armored warfare, running rings around a succession of Allied generals who never got his measure and could only resort to overwhelming numbers to bring about his defeat.

$32.95 • 6 x 9 • 16pp photos • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61200-2972 • eISBN 978-1-61200-298-9

And yet for all his military genius, Rommel was also naive, a man who could admire Adolf Hitler at the same time that he despised the Nazis, dazzled by a Führer whose successes blinded him to the true nature of the Third Reich. Above all, he was the quintessential German patriot, who ultimately would refuse to abandon his moral compass, so that on one pivotal day in June 1944 he came to understand that he had mistakenly served an evil man and evil cause. He would still fight for Germany even as he abandoned his oath of allegiance to the Führer, when he came to realize that Hitler had morphed into nothing more than an agent of death and destruction. In the end Erwin Rommel was forced to die by his own hand, not because, as some would claim, he had dabbled in a tyrannicidal conspiracy, but because he had committed a far greater crime – he dared to tell Adolf Hitler the truth. In Field Marshal historian Daniel Allen Butler not only describes the swirling, innovative campaigns in which Rommel won his military reputation, but assesses the temper of the man who finally fought only for his country, and no dark depths beyond.

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Casemate War’s Nomads A Mobile Radar Unit in Pursuit of Rommel during the Western Desert Campaign, 1942–3 Frederick Grice/Gillian Clarke (Ed)/Colin Clarke (Ed) War’s Nomads is an evocative account of one man’s experience of life in a mobile radar unit after the battle of El Alamein as Rommel’s AfrikaKorps was relentlessly pursued across the desert through Egypt, Libya and Tunisia by the Eighth Army. It is the only known detailed account in existence of the small radar units who played a key part in the Western Desert Campaign.

$34.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 25 b/w photos, 10 maps • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61200-2880 • eISBN 978-161200-289-7

A budding professional writer and grammar school master, Fred Grice had a keen eye for detail and ear for language, which he assiduously employed after he was called up in 1941, keeping two journals of his experiences. The first, ‘On Draft’ deals with waiting to embark after initial training, with the journey to the battle zone, and the privations of a low-ranking AC. Daily life on board ship is vividly brought to life with details of routine, the cramped conditions, the banter and pastimes used to pass the time by the troops, and the by contrast luxurious existence of the officers. The second, ‘Erk in the Desert’ gives a detailed account of the activities of Unit 606, a radar crew that follows just behind the battlefront. 606 provides radio-detection for the advanced landing grounds being used by RAF fighter-bomber squadrons, because these landing strips, in turn, are the target of the German Luftwaffe and the Italian Air Force attacks. War’s Nomads sheds light on a key but little known aspect of the Eighth Army’s Western Desert Campaign, the first in British military history in which the RAF and the army collaborated so closely. But much more than that it is a human story by a gifted writer that recreates a lost time and landscapes.

Gold Run The Rescue of Norway’s Gold Bullion from the Nazis, 1940 Robert Pearson Gold Run is the true story of arguably one of the greatest gold snatches in history. It is a tale of immense bravery, endurance and great leadership of loyal Norwegians, plus a little good fortune and help from the British against intrigue and overwhelming odds.

$34.95 • 208 pages • 6 x 9 • b/w photos • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-612002866 • eISBN 978-1-61200-287-3

The German invasion of Norway on the night of April 8th/9th 1940 almost took Norway completely unawares; had it not been for the defiance of one small coastal battery, the Norwegian Royal Family, Government, and nearly 50 tons of Gold bullion would have had no chance to escape. In desperate haste the Royal Family fled Oslo by rail, dodging bombs and strafing, eventually reaching the port of Molde which was subsequently devastated by fire bombing. The gold with extraordinary ingenuity was moved by road, rail and fishing boat, hotly pursued by the Germans. Its weight and the need for total secrecy created unique transportation problems. After several instances of near disaster, the Norwegians managed to get the gold to the coast where the Royal Navy came to the rescue. Such was the difficulty of extricating the bullion, it was not possible to load it in one cargo, and it was taken off in three Royal Navy Cruisers, HMS Enterprise, Galatea and Glasgow, from different locations. The ships were attacked in port, then constantly harassed and bombed by the Luftwaffe as they made their way back to the UK. The loss of the bullion was a blow to the Germans. They had gained a country, but lost a King, a government and huge amount of bullion that would have financed their war machine. That loss is directly attributed to a visionary bank chief, a Colonel, a hastily assembled body of Norwegians and the ships and men of the Royal Navy, ever resourceful, brave and loyal to their respective countries. This is their story.


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Casemate The Fighting 30th Division They Called Them Roosevelt’s SS Martin King/Michael Collins/David Hilborn In World War I the 30th Infantry Division earned more Medals of Honor than any other American division. In World War II it spent more consecutive days in combat than almost any other outfit. Recruited mainly from the Carolinas and George and Tennessee, they were one of the hardest-fighting units the U.S. ever fielded in Europe. What was it about these men that made them so indomitable? They were tough and resilient for a start, but this division had something else. They possessed intrinsic zeal to engage the enemy that often left their adversaries in awe. Their U.S. Army nickname was the “Old Hickory” Division. But after encountering them on the battleifled, the Germans themselves came to call them “Roosevelt’s SS.”

$32.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp photos • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61200-3016 • eISBN 978-1-61200-302-3

This book is a combat chronicle of this illustrious division that takes the reader right to the heart of the fighting through the eyes of those who were actually there. It goes from the hedgerows of Normandy to the 30th’s gallant stand against panzers at Mortain, to the brutal slugs around Aachen and the Westwall, and then to the Battle of the Bulge. Each chapter is meticulously researched and assembled with accurate timelines and after-action reports. The last remaining veterans of the 30th Division and attached units who saw the action firsthand relate their remarkable experiences here for the first, and probably the last time. This is precisely what military historians mean when they write about “fighting spirit.” This work follows their story from Normandy to the final victory in Germany, packed with previously untold accounts from the survivors. These are the men whose incredible stories epitomize what it was to be a GI in one of the toughest divisions in WWII.

Check Six! A Thunderbolt Pilot’s War Across the Pacific Jim Curran/Terrence Popravak, Jr There were no mission limits for a pilot in the Pacific during World War II; unlike in Europe, you flew until it was time to go home. So it was for James “Jug” Curran, all the way from New Guinea to the Philippines with the 348th Fighter Group, the first P-47 Thunderbolt outfit in the Pacific. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Curran volunteered to try flying in the blue yonder, and trained as an Army fighter pilot. He got his wish to fly the P-47 in the Pacific, going into combat in August 1943, in New Guinea, and later helping start the “Black Rams” fighter squadron. The heavy U.S. Thunderbolts were at first curious to encounter the nimble, battle-hardened Japanese in aerial combat, but soon the American pilots gained skill of their own and their planes proved superior. Bombers on both sides could fall to fighters, but the fighters themselves were eyeball to eyeball, best man win.

$32.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp photos • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-612002996 • eISBN 978-1-61200-300-9

Check Six! is an aviation chronicle that brings the reader into flight, then into the fight, throughout the Pacific War and back. This work, from someone who was there, captures the combat experience of our aviators in the Pacific, aided by pertinent excerpts from the official histories of units that “Jug” Curran flew with. It is a tale of perseverance, as “Jug” Curran flew over 200 combat missions, and with the men of the 348th Fighter Group proved the Thunderbolt’s great capability as they battled their way against a stubborn and deadly foe. This work increases the body of knowledge on the critical role of aviation in the Pacific War, as U.S. fighter pilots took the lead in our counteroffensive against the short-lived island Empire.

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Casemate Tanks in Hell A Marine Corps Tank Company on Tarawa Oscar E. Gilbert/Romain Cansiere In May 1943 a self-described “really young, green, ignorant lieutenant” assumed command of a new Marine Corps company. His even younger enlisted Marines were learning to use an untested weapon, the M4A2 “Sherman” medium tank. His sole combat veteran was the company bugler, who had salvaged his dress cap and battered horn from a sinking aircraft carrier. Just six months later the company would be thrown into one of the ghastliest battles of World War II. On 20 November 1943 the Second Marine Division launched the first amphibious assault of the Pacific War, directly into the teeth of powerful Japanese defenses on Tarawa. In that blood-soaked invasion, a single company of Sherman tanks, of which only two survived, played a pivotal role in turning the tide from looming disaster to legendary victory. In this unique study Oscar Gilbert and Romain Cansiere use official documents, memoirs, interviews with veterans, as well as personal and aerial photographs to follow Charlie Company from its formation, and trace the movement, action—and loss—of individual tanks in this horrific four-day struggle. $34.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • photos throughout • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61200-3030 • eISBN 978-1-61200304-7

The authors have used official documents and interviews with veterans to follow the company from training through the brutal 76-hour struggle for Tarawa. Survivor accounts and air photo analysis document the movements –and destruction – of the company’s individual tanks. It is a story of escapes from drowning tanks, and even more harrowing escapes from tanks knocked out behind Japanese lines.

Cushing’s Coup The true story of how Lt. Col. James M. Cushing and his Filipino Guerrillas captured Japan’s Plan Z and changed the course of the Pacific War Dirk Jan Barreveld This work reveals one of the most important intelligence triumphs of World War II. It was no less than the capture of Japan’s “Plan Z”—the Empire’s fully detailed strategy for prosecuting the last stages of the Pacific War. It’s a story of happenstance, mayhem, and intrigue, and resulted directly in the spectacular U.S. victory in the Philippine Sea and MacArthur’s early return to Manila, doubtless shortening WWII by months. One night in April 1944, Admiral Koga (successor to Yamamoto), commander-in-chief of Japanese forces in the Pacific, took off in a seaplane to establish new headquarters. For security reasons he had his chief-of-staff, Rear Admiral Fukudome, fly in a separate seaplane. But both aircraft ran into a tremendous typhoon and were knocked out of the skies. Koda’s plane crashed with the loss of all hands. Fukudome’s crashlanded into the sea off Cebu, the Philippines, and both the admiral and the precious Japanese war plans floated ashore. $32.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp photos • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-612003078 • eISBN 978-1-61200-308-5

Lt. Col. James M. Cushing was an American mining engineer who happened to be in Cebu when war broke out in the Pacific. He soon took charge of the local guerrillas and became a legendary leader. But his most spectacular exploit came when he captured Admiral Fukudome and the “Plan Z” that was in his tow. The result was a ferocious cat-and-mouse game between Cushing’s guerrillas and the Japanese occupation forces. While Cushing desperately sent out messages to MacArthur to say what he had found, the Japanese scoured the entire countryside, killing hundreds of civilians in a full-scale attempt to retrieve their loss. Cushing finally traded the admiral in return for a cessation of civilian deaths—but he still secretly retained the Japanese war plans. Naturally both Tokyo and Washington tried to cover up what was happening at the time—neither wanted the other to know what they’d lost, or what they’d found. However, in this book we finally learn of the huge intelligence coup by Lt. Col. Cushing that helped to shorten the entire war.


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Casemate Race to the Rhine Liberating France and the Low Countries 1944-45 Leo Marriott/Simon Forty The speed of the German Blitzkrieg in 1940 and the relative ease with which they brushed aside Allied defenses meant four years of occupation. But in June 1944—this time with American forces—the Allies finally returned for a rematch. The destruction of German forces in Normandy’s Falaise pocket, on August 14,was as quick as the Blitzkrieg had been: by September British troops were in Ghent and Liege; Canadian forces liberated Ostend, and in northeast France Patton's Third Army was moving rapidly to the German border, taking Rheims on August 29 and Verdun on the 30th. Paris was liberated on August 25th.

$32.95 • 192 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 •oversized with over 300 illustrations, color throughout • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61200-2941

The liberation of the Low Countries would not prove as straightforward, however. Operation Market Garden—Montgomery's brave thrust toward the Rhine at Arnhem—started on September 17 and hoped to end German resistance at a stroke. But it ended in failure on the 25th with over 6,000 paratroopers captured. V-1 flying bombs had meantime been launched from northern France and the Low Countries from August 1944. During September the more frightening German V-2s began raining in. In late October, belated operations began to clear the Scheldt Estuary and open the port of Antwerp to the Allies, and took nearly a month. Belgium was almost free of the Nazi yoke and the Netherlands looked likely to be cleared before Christmas. Then, on December 16, came Hitler's last roll of the dice: a major German counter-offensive in the Ardennes aiming to split the Allied armies and retake Antwerp. It turned out to be their last try: the American defenders held, and finally with better weather, Patton's army and Allied air superiority told. With the Germans having shot their last bolt, in the spring the Rhine was gained.

Victory Was Beyond Their Grasp With the 272nd Volks-Grenadier Division from the Huertgen Forest to the Heart of the Reich Douglas E. Nash As the Allies were approaching the German frontier at the beginning of September 1944, the German Armed Forces responded with a variety of initiatives designed to regain the strategic initiative. While the "Wonder Weapons" such as the V-1 flying bomb, the V-2 missile and the Messerschmitt Me-262 jet fighter are widely recognized as being the most prominent of these initiatives upon which Germany pinned so much hope, the Volks-Grenadier Divisions (VGDs) are practically unknown. Often confused with the Volkssturm, the Home Guard militia, VGDs have suffered the undeserved reputation as second-rate formations, filled with young boys and old men suited to serve only as cannon fodder. This groundbreaking book, now reappearing as a new edition, shows that VGDs were actually conceived as a new, elite corps loyal to the National Socialist Party composed of men from all branches of Hitler's Wehrmacht and equipped with the finest ground combat weapons available. $34.95 • 416 pages • 6 x 9 • photos throughout • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61200-3054 • eISBN 978-1-61200306-1

Whether fighting from defensive positions or spearheading offensives such as the Battle of the Bulge, VGDs initially gave a good account of themselves in battle. Using previously unpublished unit records, Allied intelligence and interrogation reports and above all interviews with survivors, the author has crafted an in-depth look at a late-war German infantry company, including many photographs from the veterans themselves. In this book we follow along with the men of the 272nd VGD's Fusilier Company from their first battles in the Huertgen Forest to their final defeat in the Harz Mountains. Along the way we learn the enormous potential of VGDs . . . and feel their soldiers' heartbreak at their failure.

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You Can’t Get Much Closer Than This Combat with the 80th “Blue Ridge” Division in World War II Europe Andrew Z. Adkins, Jr./Andrew Z. Adkins, III After graduating from The Citadel in May 1943, Andrew Adkins, Jr. immediately attended the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School, where he was commissioned and sent on to the 80th Infantry Division, then undergoing its final training cycle in the California-Arizona desert. Upon reaching the division, 2d Lieutenant Adkins was assigned as an 81mm mortar section leader in Company H, 2d Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment. When the 80th Infantry Division completed its training in December 1943, it was shipped in stages to the United Kingdom and then on to Normandy, where it landed on August 3, 1944. There, Lieutenant Adkins and his fellow soldiers took part in light hedgerow fighting that served to shake the division down and familiarize the troops and their officers with combat.

$18.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp photos • March 2015 • paperback • 978-1-612003108 • eISBN 978-1-61200-3115

The first real test came on August 20, 1944, when the 2d Battalion, 317th Infantry, attacked high ground near Argentan during the Allied drive to seal huge German forces in the Falaise Pocket. While scouting for mortar positions in the woods, Andy Adkins ran into a group of Germans and shot one of them dead with his carbine. This baptism in blood taught him the answer to a question every novice combatant wants to hear: He was cool under fire, capable of killing when facing the enemy. He later wrote, "It was a sickening sight, but having been caught up in the heat of battle, I didn't have a reaction other than feeling I had saved my own life." Thereafter, the 2d Battalion, 317th Infantry, took part in a succession of bloody battles across France. Ineptly led through the tenures of several battalion commanders, the unit suffered grievous losses even as it took hills and towns away from brave and well-led German veterans. In the course of fighting graphically portrayed in this soldier's memoir, Andy Adkins acted with remarkable skill and courage, placing himself at the forefront of the action whenever he could. His extremely aggressive delivery of critical supplies to a cut-off unit in an embattled French town earned him a Bronze Star Medal, the first such award in his battalion. You Can't Get Much Closer Than This is at heart a young soldier's story of war. In vibrant, piercing terms, a junior officer's coming of age in battle is the compelling focus of page after page of action sequences.

Shanghai 1937 Stalingrad on the Yangtze Peter Harmsen “In the voluminous literature on World War II, few books treat the Sino-Japanese War, and few of those are accessible to non-specialists. Thankfully, seasoned East Asian correspondent Peter Harmsen has written an engrossing study that goes far to fill the gap in the historiography of a neglected theater of operations and the first large-scale urban battle of the war.” —Michigan War Studies Review This deeply researched book describes one of the great forgotten battles of the 20th century. At its height it involved nearly a million Chinese and Japanese soldiers while sucking in three million civilians as unwilling spectators and victims. It turned what had been a Japanese adventure in China into a general war between the two oldest and proudest civilizations of the Far East. Ultimately, it led to Pearl Harbor and to seven decades of tumultuous history in Asia. The Battle of Shanghai was a pivotal event that helped define and shape the modern world.

$18.95 • 312 pages • 6 x 9 • 48pp photographs • April 2015 • paperback • 978-1-61200-3092 • eISBN 978-1-61200168-5


Actors from a variety of nations were present in Shanghai during the three fateful autumn months when the battle raged. The rich cast included China's ascetic Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and his Japanese adversary, General Matsui Iwane, who wanted Asia to rise from disunity, but ultimately pushed it toward its deadliest conflict ever. Claire Chennault, later of “Flying Tiger” fame, was among the figures emerging in the course of the campaign, as was First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. In an ironic twist, Alexander von Falkenhausen, a stern German veteran of the Great War, abandoned his role as a mere advisor to the Chinese army and led it into battle against the Japanese invaders.

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30 Degrees South The Chronicle of Jeremiah Goldswain 1820 Settler Ralph Goldswain This is the story of the 1820 Settler, Jeremiah Goldswain, in his own words. After thirty-eight years on the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony, he sat down to write his memoirs. It is a close-up view of four decades during a period when the British Empire was expanding in southern Africa, with the borders being pushed ever farther into the hinterland by successive governors. As a result, there was constant conflict between the African tribes and the colonists. Jeremiah was directly involved in three of the nine Frontier Wars that occurred between 1779 and 1879. It is the story of hardship and the struggle for survival of Jeremiah and his family – his wife Eliza and their ten children – on one of the most volatile borders the world has ever seen. Even in peacetime the conflict and violent clash of cultures were constantly present and many settlers were murdered, including members of Jeremiah’s family. Through all this we see a man making his way in a world he could not have imagined while growing up in rural Buckinghamshire. He lived during an important historical time for South Africa, not only observing and fighting the wars, but meeting and serving with some of the most famous names in South African history. He saw, in detail, the effects of the Cattle Killing of 1856, the Boer uprising in the Orange River Sovereignty, as well as several other famous and notorious historical events. The text has been published once only – by the van Riebeeck Society in 1949 – and since then has been used by scholars and historians as a primary source. It has not been widely read, because Jeremiah had no education, and although he had an extraordinary ability to describe experience and express his emotions, he was a stranger to the conventions of written language. $34.95 • 328 pages • 6 x 9 • 25 b/w photos and 2 maps • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-928211-24-2 • eISBN 978-1-928211-33-4

Surviving the Ride


A Pictorial History of South AfricanManufactured Armoured Vehicles

Rhodesia Regiment Moments of Mayhem by a Moronic, Maybe Militant, Madman

Steve Camp/Helmoed-Römer Heitman Mine-protected and mine-resistant, ambushprotected (MRAP) vehicles are today standard in the US, most major western armed forces and many other armies as a result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The South African Army was already routinely using mine-protected armored personnel carriers and patrol vehicles forty years ago even if they looked primitive and ungainly. A few years later, the South African Army had reached the stage where it could deploy entire combat groups into battle zones equipped with only mine-protected vehicles, including their ambulances and supply trucks. By then the mine-protected vehicles had also become effective for use in combat, rather than just protected transport, the Casspir being the chief example. More to the point, they saved countless soldiers and policemen from death or serious injury, and the basic concepts now live on in the various MRAP types in service today. The valuable lessons learned by the South Africans with their early designs of these combat-proven vehicles has led the country to become one of the global leaders in the design of MRAPs which are locally manufactured and exported around the world. Surviving the Ride is a fascinating pictorial account featuring more than 120 of these unique South African-developed vehicles, spanning a forty-year period, with over 280 photographs, many of which are previously unpublished. $69.95 • 242 pages • 8.75 x 11.75 • 280 color illustrations • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-928211-17-4 • eISBN 978-1-928211-53-2

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Toc Walsh Toc Walsh was conscripted into intake 138 Depot Rhodesia Regiment on 18 April 1974 and endured a year of what he deemed to be ‘military mayhem’. In July 1976, he was drafted again with the 10th Battalion Rhodesia Regiment to continue his wild ride into the maniacal world of combat. The country was in a state of national emergency and all available men were called up on continuous service. Mampara is a no-holds-barred look at one man’s lived experience of war. The title of the book stems from the Shona word mampara that is said to originate from the slurred bark of the male Chacma baboon. The baboon indulges in alcohol-laden fermented fruit in an attempt to attain courage for difficult endeavors such as courting a female. In many ways, us as humans indulge in the same practice especially in times of intense stress or hardships. Young men experiencing the intense stresses of combat become, like the baboon, hungry for a way to cope. $29.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 40 b/w photos and 6 maps • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-928211-30-3 • eISBN 978-1-928211-36-5


Amber Books Germany’s Secret Masterplan How the Nazis Planned to Shape the World after Victory in WWII Chris McNab How would Europe have looked if Nazi Germany had been victorious in World War II? Between 1933 and 1945, Hitler developed a vision for an infrastructure, architecture, race, labor force and Lebensraum – the acquiring of ‘living space’ – among many other plans. Some of these were implemented during his leadership as the German Wehrmacht expanded the Nazi sphere of influence, but what were the unrealized plans for a Europe dominated by the Third Reich? A racially based order would have been established across European Russia, with former German soldiers running farms worked on by slave labor. Germany and Japan were to carve up the Soviet Union and Asia between them. Berlin was to be rebuilt as Germania, a world capital city designed on grandiose, neoclassical lines. Arranged in chapters covering topics such as leadership, war, physical infrastructure, empire building, race, culture and weaponry, Germany’s Secret Masterplan in World War II reveals the true scale of Hitler’s vision for a Greater Germany and a world dominated by the Nazi ideology. Packed with easy-to-understand maps, diagrams, graphs and illustrations, Germany’s Secret Masterplan in World War II is an essential reference guide for anyone interested in modern European history. $34.95 • 224 pages • 7.25 x 9.5 • 200 color artworks and photos • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78274-244-9

The Wars of the Roses The struggle that inspired George R R Martin’s A Game of Thrones Martin J. Dougherty “Westeros is probably closer to medieval Britain than anything else.” – George R.R. Martin, creator of Game of Thrones. Kings who were insane, infant or imprisoned; feuding families, disputed successions and monarchs executing their brothers; exiled nobles, war with France and enemies forced to unite against a common foe – the history of the Wars of the Roses is so filled with drama that it feels like fiction. In fact, it has inspired fiction. As Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin said: “I’ve drawn on many parts of history, but the Wars of the Roses is probably the one A Song Of Fire And Ice is closest to.” Telling the story of the fifteenth century wars between Lancastrians and Yorkists, The Wars of the Roses follows the course of the conflict from the succession of infant King Henry VI right through to the defeat of rebellions under Henry VII. Its protagonists were twisted by their conflicting loyalties of blood, marriage and, above all, ambition. From mad Henry VI captured in battle to the mystery of the ‘Princes in the Tower’ and the truth behind Richard III’s deformity, the book is a lively account of a tumultuous 50 years. Illustrated with more than 200 color and black-and-white photographs, artworks and maps, The Wars of the Roses reveals the scheming and betrayal, the skullduggery and murder behind the struggle to gain power – and then hold on to it. $34.95 • 224 pages • 7.25 x 9.5 • 200 color artworks and photos • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78274-239-5

The World’s Greatest Civil Aircraft An Illustrated History Paul E. Eden Commercial air travel began just over a century ago. In that time, there have been groundbreaking civilian aircraft, such as flying boats, the first pressurized cabin aircraft, jet and supersonic aircraft, as well as immense changes in the capacity of aircraft – in the 1920s aircraft could carry 20 passengers, today it can be up to 800 passengers. The World’s Greatest Civil Aircraft features 52 of the greatest civilian aircraft, from the 1920s Dornier Do J flying boat to Concorde and the Boeing 747, from narrow-bodied to wide-bodied, propeller to jet, from small Jetstreams to Ilyushin Il-62, once the world’s largest earlier, to today’s double-decker Airbus 380. Each entry includes a brief description of the aircraft’s development and history, a color profile artwork, key features and specifications. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World’s Greatest Civil Aircraft is a colorful guide for the aviation and transport enthusiast. $34.95 • 224 pages • 9 x 11.75 • 200 color artworks and photos • August 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78274-245-6


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Amber Books The Waffen SS Divisional series

SS: Hitler’s Foreign Divisions Foreign Volunteers in the Waffen SS 1941–45 Chris Bishop The divisions of the Waffen-SS were the elite of Hitler’s armies in World War II, but the most fanatical of them were not even German. This is an in-depth examination of the approximately 350,000 foreign volunteers from German-occupied countries. Despite their nonGermanic background, the Norwegians, Dutch, Danes, Belgians, Swedes, Swiss, Ukrainians and other nationalities, often motivated by an extreme anti-Communist zeal, fought hard on the Eastern Front for the Nazi cause, even when their position was hopeless. $29.95 • 192 pages • 7.25 x 9.5 • 120 b/w photos • February 2015 • paperback • 978-178274-246-3

SS– Hitlerjugend The History of the Twelfth SS Division 1943–45 Rupert Butler The divisions of the Waffen-SS were the elite of Hitler’s armies in WWII. This is an in-depth examination of the unit formed in 1943 from veterans of the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler Division and members of the Hitlerjugend (Hitler Youth) organization. The majority of the recruits were 17-years-old fanatically devoted volunteers. The book explores the background of the unit’s formation, the type of young men it recruited, the key figures involved in the division, and its organization. $29.95 • 192 pages • 7.25 x 9.5 • 110 b/w photos • February 2015 • paperback • 978-178274-247-0

SS–Wiking The History of the Fifth SS Division 1941–45 Rupert Butler The divisions of the Waffen-SS were the elite of Hitler’s armies in WWII. SS-Wiking is an in-depth examination of one of the most notorious, the Wiking division, which was largely recruited from foreign volunteers from German-occupied countries in Europe after 1940. It also looks at the specialist training of the Waffen-SS, and the uniforms and insignia that the members of the division wore. $29.95 • 192 pages • 7.25 x 9.5 • 110 b/w photos • February 2015 • paperback • 978-178274-248-7

SS– Leibstandarte

SS– Das Reich

SS– Totenkopf

The History of the First SS Division 1933–45

The History of the Second SS Division 1933–45

The History of the Third SS Division 1933–45

Rupert Butler

Gregory L. Mattson

Chris Mann

This book covers the history of the first WaffenSS unit to be formed, the SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler. It explores the background of the unit’s formation, including its origins as the Führer’s bodyguard, the men it recruited, the key figures involved in the division, its organization, training, uniforms and insignia. SS-Leibstandarte also provides a full combat record of the division, which fought on both fronts during World War II.

This book covers the history of the second Waffen-SS unit to be formed, the SS-Das Reich. The book outlines the unit’s involvement in the invasion of Poland, the fall of France, the invasion of Russia, the battles of Kharkov and Kursk, the defense of Normandy, the Ardennes offensive, the fruitless attempt to relive Budapest and its final days defending Vienna. The division’s darker side is also revealed with an examination of its role in the massacre of an entire village at Oradour-sur-Glance.

This is an in-depth examination of one of the most infamous of the Waffen-SS’s divisions – the ‘Death’s Head’ division. The book explores the background of the unit’s formation, the men it recruited and the level of brutalization to which they became accustomed; the key figures involved in its history, such as Theodor Eicke, its founding commanding officer; and the division’s organization.

$29.95 • 192 pages • 7.25 x 9.5 • 110 b/w photos • February 2015 • paperback • 978-178274-249-4

$29.95 • 192 pages • 7.25 x 9.5 • 110 b/w photos • February 2015 • paperback • 978-178274-250-0

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$29.95 • 192 pages • 7.25 x 9.5 • 110 b/w photos • February 2015 • paperback • 978-178274-251-7



We Were Eagles Volume 4

We Were Eagles Volume 3

The Eight Air Force at War November 44–May 45

The Eight Air Force at War June 44 to October 44

John Christopher

Martin Bowman

Martin Bowman

This fascinating in-depth dossier is based on classified wartime reports issued by the US Military Intelligence Services, and examines the main weapon types – pistols, rifles, grenades, machine guns and mortars as well as antitank guns and infantry howitzers.

Following the invasion of Normandy, the daylight bomber war reached its climax as the Eighth Air Force B-17s and B-24s pushed back the boundaries, and huge fleets of bombers penetrated further afield into the diminishing Reich on raids as far afield as Leipzig, Dresden, southern Germany and Czechoslovakia. As the war dragged on it became obvious that hostilities would not be over by Christmas, although the German offensive in the Ardennes known as the Battle of the Bulge only delayed the inevitable. Allied air power helped stop the short-lived offensive and by January 1945, before the Allies had crossed the Rhine, the Third Reich was on the brink of defeat, and victory in Europe was assured. Although air power did not on its own win the war, the war could not have been won without it.

The turning of the tide came when the air war was redirected to bombing communications’ targets in Northern France in support of the June D-Day invasion and the eventual breakout from the beachheads. Once the Normandy battle was won, missions were resumed against oil stores, factories, communications and other strategic targets. Often crews nursed their blasted and burning bombers back with flak holes and damage from fighter attacks, with feathered props and dead and wounded on board, but those that survived went out again the next day, the day after and the day after that, until their combat tour of thirty and later thirty-five missions was completed. A host of rank-and-file air crew members – many of whom became living legends in the annals of air warfare – describe these raids in vivid detail and with clarity and vigour. They are recalled here by one of the largest number of contributors – American and British – ever assembled. They tell of laughter, friendship, death, fear, exhilaration, stupidity, superstitions, discipline and indiscipline, lust and love, respect, disrespect and outrage.

German Infantry Weapons of the Second World War The War Machines Volume 2

The equipment of the German Army in 1939 reflected the High Command’s policy of having the smallest variety of weapon types consistent with meeting operational requirements. Initially the emphasis was on developing only selected types for mass production. As the battle fronts widened and the theaters of operations became more varied, they were forced to increase the variety of their weapons. Detailed descriptions and specifications are accompanied by diagrams and photographs to provide an invaluable resource on Germany’s infantry weapons. $22.95 • 160 pages • 6.5 x 9.25 • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-4456-4220-8

In this fourth volume, Martin Bowman tells the story of the Eighth Air Force’s campaign over Germany and Occupied Europe in the words of the men who flew the missions. Some 26,000 American airmen were killed in action and another 23,000 were shot down and taken into captivity as prisoners of war. This is a fitting testimony to their memory. $34.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9.25 • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4456-3371-8


In this third volume, Martin Bowman tells the story of the Eighth Air Force’s campaign over Germany and Occupied Europe in the words of the men who flew the missions. $34.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9.25 • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4456-3370-1

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Amberley Eyewitness Accounts, Great Tales from British History and Great Writers on The Great War series Eyewitness Accounts

Eyewitness Accounts

I was a Slave in Russia

Diary of a Nursing Sister

John Noble


In late 1945, John H. Noble was arrested by Soviet occupation forces on a trumped-up espionage charge. Ten years later, he found himself a prisoner in Vorkuta, part of the Soviet Gulag system. As an American prisoner during the Cold War, Noble’s is a harrowing and unique story.

By the time of the First World War, nursing had become vital. The quality of medical care available to British soldiers had improved immeasurably since the days of Florence Nightingale. This classic diary, written by an anonymous nurse, is an essential account of the Great War from an unusual female perspective.

$14.50 • 160 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • November 2014 • paperback • 978-14456-4373-1

$13.00 • 192 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-4456-4197-3

Great Tales from British History

Great Tales from British History

The Britons Challenge Rome

The Night of the Dam Busters

Patricia Southern

WB Bartlett

From first contact in 55 BC to the defeat of Boudicca, Patricia Southern narrates in gripping detail the struggle of the Britons against the invading Roman forces.

From the last-minute flight preparations to the final attack at the Sorpe, this account captures the moments at the very heart of the Dam Busters’ heroic attacks. Plunging the reader into the heart of the story, this is narrative history at its most evocative and readable.

$10.95 • 128 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • May 2015 • paperback • 978-1-44564456-1

$10.95 • 128 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • November 2014 • paperback • 978-14456-4367-0

Great Writers On The Great War

Great Writers On The Great War

Conan Doyle’s War

Kipling’s War

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Rudyard Kipling

When World War One broke out in 1914 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tried to enlist in the military, despite being 55. While World War One still raged on Conan Doyle began work on The British Campaign in France and Flanders, originally published in six volumes, from which this single volume is an edited selection.

This book takes the reader, alongside Kipling, to the training camps of Kitchener’s army in the south of England, to the lines of the French army and the villages just behind them, to sea with submarines, minesweepers and the big ships of Jutland, to the Alpine front between Italy and Austria-Hungary.

$13.00 • 160 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • November 2014 • paperback • 978-14456-4201-7

$14.50 • 320 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-4456-4043-3

Great Writers On The Great War

Great Writers on The Great War

Buchan’s War

Fighting France

John Buchan

Edith Wharton

Although novelist John Buchan spent the First World War serving in a variety of official positions, he also helped to produce a monthly magazine chronicling the history of the war, which was later published in twenty-four volumes as Nelson’s History of the War.

Edith Wharton, the author of classic novels including The Age of Innocence, was an American living in Paris when war broke out in 1914. She wrote a series of articles documenting her travels, always driven to investigate as much as possible, whether sordid hospitals barely removed from the fighting or the singular experience of standing on the front line itself.

$14.50 • 320 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-4456-4310-6

$13.00 • 160 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-4456-4198-0

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Amberley First World War The Postcard Collection Nigel Sadler The Great War (19141918) brought together the major European countries and their empires into the world’s greatest conflict so far seen, then known as the Great War, but later becoming known as the First World War. Over 70 million people worldwide were mobilized into military service with 10 million of these service personnel killed in action and a further 7 million civilians killed. This total death toll made up 1% of the world’s population at the time. The war occurred at the heyday of the postcard as a social media. This book looks at the role of the postcard in the war, both as a propaganda tool by the authorities but also as a communication means between friends and family split apart by the war. $22.95 • 96 pages • 6.5 x 9.25 • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-4456-3967-3

Hospital Ships and Troop Transport of the First World War

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Campbell McCutcheon The biggest shipping loss of both world wars was the hospital ship Britannic, at almost 50,000 tons. Supposedly safe to travel the seas, many were lost in both wars. From the smallest of motor launches through steam yachts and converted ocean liners, Campbell McCutcheon tells the story of the First World War hospital ship. Many were lost to accidents, mines or German submarines but many served faithfully without loss of life or accident. Troopships were vital from the first days of the war, with convoys bringing Canadian and Australasian troops to the UK and France from early in August 1914, and many continuing in service until long after the war had ended, repatriating soldiers well into 1919.

Your Country Needs You! Edgar Wallace/Campbell McCutcheon

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Britain’s small peacetime army was no match for the millions of soldiers that Germany and Austro-Hungary could muster, and Lord Kitchener was almost a lone voice demanding that Britain mobilise as he could see the war would not be over by Christmas, or indeed even the next Christmas. Edgar Wallace tells us how this volunteer army was trained, and the book is profusely illustrated with views. It also has a new introduction looking back at what happened to this volunteer army, and how it changed the face of Britain for ever. A new postscript tells the story of Kitchener’s Army in action, in particular during the Battle of the Somme, showing the reality for thousands. $28.50 • 256 pages • 6.75 x 9.75 • May 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4456-2292-7

$34.95 • 128 pages • 9.75 x 6.75 • May 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4456-3867-6

Eyewitness Waterloo 1815

An Illustrated Introduction to The Battle of Britain

Martyn Beardsley

Henry Buckton

The Battle of Waterloo brought to an end two decades of war in Europe. It had been a draining conflict financially and in terms of human life, and had threatened the very sovereignty of numerous nations.

In the summer of 1940 the fate of Britain hung in the balance as across the English Channel the Nazi hordes were massing, preparing to invade this green and pleasant land. That summer, Germany would suffer its first defeat in a desperate struggle that took place in the sky over southern England that became known as ‘The Battle of Britain’.

The tale of the battle has been told many times, but usually in terms of the political and military situation, debates over strategies, tactics and so on. In this book, the story is told by those who were present, in their own words. The accounts come from letters, diaries and contemporary newspaper reports: the eyewitness testimonies of officers and ordinary soldiers, friend and foe. This is how it felt to be there. $34.95 • 272 pages • 6 x 9.25 • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4456-19828


In order to invade the United Kingdom, the Germans would first have to gain control of the sky over the landing beaches, but their mighty armies were thwarted by a small group of air men numbering less than 3,000 that Winston Churchill famously referred to as ‘The Few’. The battle lasted from 10 July to 31 October. $22.95 • 96 pages • 6.5 x 9.25 • June 2015 • paperback • 978-1-44564202-4

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Amberley 1918: The First World War at Sea in photographs

1945: The Second World War in Photographs

Phil Carradice

John Christopher/Campbell McCutcheon

One of the most significant naval events of 1918 was the Zeebrugge Raid on 23 April, which saw the British forces attempt to blockade the U-boat base.

The final year of the war saw Allied victory in Europe and in the Pacific theater, and the beginning of new tensions as the Cold War began.

$22.95 • 144 pages • 6.5 x 9.25 • February 2015 • paperback • 978-14456-2250-7

$22.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9.25 • May 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4456-2215-6

1918: The First World War in Photographs John Christopher/Campbell McCutcheon At the Battle of Amiens, the British struck back. The final Allied offensive broke the Hindenburg Line and Germany was pushed into inevitable defeat. $24.50 • 176 pages • 6 x 9.25 • March 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4456-2212-5

1943: The Second World War at Sea in Photographs Phil Carradice At the beginning of the year, the Battle of Guadalcanal was still raging on, but the Americans had secured their first complete victory in the Pacific by the end of February. $22.95 • 144 pages • 6.5 x 9.25 • April 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4456-2252-1

1944: The Second World War at Sea in Photographs Phil Carradice The sixth year of the Second World War began positively for the Allies, with the successful landings at Anzio, codenamed Operation Shingle. $22.95 • 144 pages • 6.5 x 9.25 • May 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4456-2253-8

1945: The Second World War at Sea in Photographs Phil Carradice The final year of the Second World War was very quiet in terms of naval operations, as European leaders turned their minds towards peace with the promise of unconditional German surrender. $22.95 • 144 pages • 6.5 x 9.25 • May 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4456-2254-5

1943: The Second World War in Photographs John Christopher/Campbell McCutcheon The fifth year of the war began positively with the German surrender at Stalingrad in February, and the Russians making significant progress in liberating Nazi-held cities. $24.50 • 176 pages • 6 x 9.25 • April 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4456-2213-2

1944: The Second World War in the Air in Photographs Louis Archard On 1 September 1939, Germany’s invasion of Poland was the start of a conflict that would erupt over every continent and see the deaths of tens of millions of people. $24.50 • 144 pages • 6.5 x 9.25 • March 2015 • paperback • 978-1-44562251-4

1945: The Second World War in the Air in Photographs Louis Archard 1945 saw the bomber offensive against Germany reach its peak with the controversial attack on Dresden, while US B-29 bombers carried out firebombing raids against Japanese cities. $24.50 • 176 pages • 6.5 x 9.25 • May 2015 • paperback • 978-1-44562255-2

1943: The Second World World in the Air in Photographs Louis Archard L. Archard continues his story of the air war, with many rare images covering all aspects of the battle for air supremacy that would ultimately help win the war for the Allies. $24.50 • 144 pages • 6.5 x 9.25 • January 2015 • paperback • 978-14456-2248-4

1942: The Second World War at Sea in photographs Phil Carradice Throughout the year, there were many serious engagements, including the attempted sinking of the Stier in May, the Battle of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater in November, and the Battle of Midway in June. $22.95 • 144 pages • 6.5 x 9.25 • February 2015 • paperback • 978-14456-2249-1

1942: The Second World War in Photographs

1944: The Second World War in Photographs

John Christopher/Campbell McCutcheon

John Christopher/Campbell McCutcheon

This book covers the war in Russia, where Hitler's forces were being held back; the battle at El Alamein; and the war in the Pacific.

In 1944 the Allies continued to push forward and Paris was finally liberated in August 1944, after four years of Nazi control in the French capital. $22.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9.25 • May 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4456-2214-9

$24.50 • 176 pages • 6.5 x 9.25 • February 2015 • paperback • 978-14456-2211-8

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Amberley Churchill’s School For Saboteurs Station 17 Bernard O’Connor Following the outbreak of the Second World War, Guy Burgess, an officer in Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, convinced his superiors that a special school be opened to teach sabotage. This book investigates the history of Brickendonbury, tells stories about some of its personnel and assesses the successes and failures of some of the estimated 1,200 saboteurs sent into occupied Europe. $16.00 • 224 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-4456-4227-7

Life as a Battle of Britain Spitfire Pilot Hannah Holman Summer 1940, Britain is on the brink, a mere 2000 or so RAF fighter pilots stand between Hitler's Luftwaffe and air supremacy over the skies of southern England the prerequisite for a German invasion. What was it like to fly a Spitfire? This short illustrated account of daily life in August and September 1940 is the ideal introduction to the story of the Battle of Britain. $10.95 • 96 pages • 4.75 x 6.5 • May 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4456-4468-4

The Battlefield Medical Manual 1944

The Harley Davidson Manual 1944

US Medical Department In no place is medicine more valued than the battlefield. Since the formation of the US Medical Corps under the authorship of Smart, Mason, and Tuttle, this handbook has been in use without interruption, and has served a most valuable training role. This material represents the understanding, experience, and knowledge of the several authors and as a sound training medium has stood the test of time.

The HarleyDavidson WLA is a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that was produced to US Army specifications in the years during and around World War II. It was based on an existing civilian model, the WL, and is of the 45 solo type, so called due to its 45-cubic-inch (740 cm3) engine displacement and single-rider design. This manual contains technical information required for the identification, use, and care of the material.

$16.00 • 288 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-4456-4312-0

$16.00 • 224 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-4456-4341-0

Agent Rose

Air Raids

The True Spy Story Of Eileen Nearne, Britain’s Forgotten Wartime Heroine Bernard O’Connor In September 2010 the body of Eileen Nearne was found in a flat in Torquay. With no known friends or relatives, a council burial was arranged. A police search of her belongings found wartime French currency and wartime medals. Further investigation revealed that she was one of 40 women sent into France by the SOE, the Special Operations Executive, Churchill’s top secret wartime ‘spook’ organization. Her story and her poignant death as a recluse became an international media sensation.

US War Department

What You Must Do! The wartime guide to surviving the Blitz John Christopher During the Second World War the British Government, through the Ministry of Home Security, issued a number of publications advising the civilian population on what they needed to know and what they must do in an air raid. This special edition reproduces that practical information on a range of subjects including air-raid shelters, protection against high-explosive bombs, incendiary devices and the ever-present risk of a gas attack. $16.00 • 96 pages • 6.5 x 9.25 • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-4456-4309-0

$16.00 • 256 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-4456-4145-4


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Amberley Life in a Roman Legionary Fortress

Women in Ancient Rome

Roman Wales

Paul Chrystal

Tim Copeland

The history of women in ancient Rome is fascinating and exhilarating. It gives a unique insight into one of the world’s most dynamic, successful superpower civilizations and, at the same time, illuminates any number of admirable, exciting, evil, slatternly and dangerous women fighting to be heard and seen against insurmountable odds in a world run by men for men.

When the Roman army invaded Wales in AD 74, they had to build a continuous chain of fortresses throughout the length and breadth of the country because of the fierce opposition of the tribal population, the Celts. The clash of cultures that resulted gave birth to Wales as we know it today, as the Romans established prosperous towns and introduced their way of life, landscaping, architecture and education to the locals.

The Roman legions were the formidable, highly organized and well disciplined backbone of the Roman army, vital to maintaining order and control of the borders of the Empire and its subjugated peoples. The fortresses that were the bases of the legions reflected their values: purposeful, hierarchical and an intimidating display of Roman culture. Tim Copeland provides readers with the archaeological and literary evidence that gives us an insight into life behind the high walls.

$16.00 • 304 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • December 2014 • paperback • 978-1-4456-4376-2

Sarah Symons

$22.95 • 96 pages • 6.5 x 9.25 • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4456-4380-9

$22.95 • 96 pages • 6.5 x 9.25 • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-4456-4358-8

The Story of the Vikings Ian Stephenson

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In the space of three centuries the Vikings went from being the scourge of Christianity to good Christian warriors. In the process they traveled to four continents, founded Russia, were the first Europeans to reach North America, created England and forged a great North Sea empire. This history takes a chronological and geographical approach in order to trace the Vikings as they moved from raiders to sellers to kings. $34.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9.25 • June 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4456-1161-7

A Concise History of the Crusades

The First Anglo-Sikh War

Jem Duducu

Amarpal Singh

‘Deus Vult’ – or ‘God wills it’ – were the words allegedly uttered by the crowd of people present when Pope Urban II’s rousing speech that caused the start of the First Crusade. The story charts the origins of Holy War to the fading away of one of the most prevalent movements in European history. Deus Vult takes you on an exotic journey where often politics and dynastic squabbles take precedence over the will of God.

During the eighteenth and early years of the nineteenth century, the red tide of British expansion had covered almost the entire Indian subcontinent, stretching to the borders of the Punjab. Amarpal Singh writes a warts-and-all tale of a conflict characterized by treachery, tragedy and incredible bravery on both sides. Fully illustrated with period drawings, modern-day photographs and new maps, this book gives a forgotten conflict the meticulous attention it deserves.

$16.00 • 192 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • November 2014 • paperback • 978-1-4456-4055-6

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$16.00 • 336 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-4456-4195-9


Amberley Spitfire Ace

England Invaded

Gordon Olive

Edward Foord

Pitched into the maelstrom of air fighting in the summer of 1940, 24 year old Gordon Olive barely lived to tell this extraordinary tale of courage and endurance. As Britain fought alone for its own survival, 'the Few' of RAF Fighter Command took to the air grievously outnumbered many reaching braking point, exhausted, physically and mentally by intense combat. Gordon Olive flew the iconic Spitfire for over 125 missions above London and the South East.

In the early twentieth century, Edward Foord and Gordon Home set out to create a definitive history on the invasions, incursions and intrusions of those avaricious occupiers, something not attempted. The authors attempt to throw new light on some of the most famous conquests and victories on British soil.

In the words of Napoleon Bonaparte, ‘an army marches on its stomach’. This book gives an intriguing insight into life in the trenches and the rations and meals that the average Tommy subsisted upon, such as Maconochie stew, pea soup, brown stew and meat pie.

$16.00 • 224 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • November 2014 • paperback • 978-1-4456-4372-4

$16.00 • 224 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • 2014 • hardback • 978-1-4456-4342-7

The British Army Cook Book 1914 The War Office

$34.95 • 304 pages • 6 x 9.25 • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4456-4424-0

Britain’s Cold War

Better by Design

Castles of Wales

A Cold War Manual

Shaping the British Airways Brand

Bob Clarke

Department Of Defence

Paul Jarvis

Britain’s Cold War covers each decade from the 1940s to the 1990s, when the country lived in the shadow of nuclear conflict and the West was locked in a worldwide struggle against communist powers. The era remains a vivid memory for many, and the events of the period are still echoed in conflicts around the world today.

Official US government advice on how to survive an atomic attack – including full instructions on building your own nuclear shelter. In 1949 the Soviet Union detonated its first nuclear bomb, heralding the era of the Cold War in which the prospect of a thermonuclear attack and Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) put everyone in the firing line.

Using an incredible wealth of material from the British Airways archive, curator Paul Jarvis takes us through the decades from the 1970s to the present, exploring the evolution of advertising, interiors, on-board experience and crew uniform fashions, and how these have come together to shape the way we view commercial aviation.

Wales, a small country, is littered with the relics of war – Iron Age forts, Roman ruins, medieval castles and the coastal forts of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The biggest construction of fortifications in Wales took place during the reign of Edward I. They were not only built to deter an invader, but to control the frequent Welsh uprisings.

The Dangerous Decades An Illustrated History

$20.00 • 128 pages • 6.5 x 9.25 • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-44563998-7


How to Survive an Atomic Attack

$16.00 • 96 pages • 6.5 x 9.25 • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-44563997-0

$28.50 • 160 pages • 9.75 x 6.75 • March 2015 • paperback • 978-14456-4283-3

Alan Philips

$22.95 • 96 pages • 6.5 x 9.25 • November 2014 • paperback • 9781-4456-4374-8

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Andrea Press / Aviaeology Sturmtruppen WWI German Stormtroopers (1914–1918) Ricardo Recio Cardona The first assault units (Sturmtruppen) were formed during the spring and summer of 1916, when the Sturmbataillon Rohr was organized and after General Falkenhayn, head of the OHL, gave orders for the creation of special detachments. These detachments had the mission of spreading the Stosstrupptaktik, a new tactic which decisively transformed the fighting methods of the German Army. But long before this happened, another type of troops had been created within the German infantry during the winter of 1914-1915: the Shock troops (Stosstruppen), fresh infantry groups that were never officially recognized as such and never belonged to any permanent unit, but remained active until the end of the war and contributed to improving the offensive capacity of the German infantry. This book is a narration of the history of the shock and assault troops and covers their combat methods. Finally, it offers a comprehensive description of their uniforms, equipment, and weapons, along with a large number of illustrations and period photographs rarely seen. $49.95 • 216 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • photos throughout • November 2014 • hardback • 978-84-96658-51-6 • Andrea Press

Dragons on Bird Wings The Combat History of the 812th Fighter Air Regiment – Volume 1: Liberation of the Motherland Vlad Antipov/Igor Utkin Follow the 3rd Fighter Aviation Corps along its Combat Path during the Liberation of the Motherland through the experiences of one of its units – the 812th Fighter Aviation Regiment. Drawing on a comprehensive range of archives, memoirs, and photographs, the authors describe this unit’s daily combat activities in detail from its formative Rzhev – Vyazma days on the doorstep of Moscow, into the pivotal Stalingrad battles, and on through the hardwon victories along the shores of the Sea of Azov – Kuban, Myskhako, Molochnaya – and beyond. In this volume, part one of the 812th regiment’s combat history reaches its climax with the ejection of the Luftwaffe from its remaining bases near the besieged fortress city of Sevastopol, while the Red Army liberates the Crimea from the grip of the Wehrmacht. We leave the 812th – General Savitskiy’s “Dragons on Birds Wings” – as it regroups and prepares for the great drive through Europe where it will end the war in Berlin itself... $39.99 • 160 pages • 8.5 x 11 • 12 pages of line drawings, 56 color illustrations, over 120 rare photographs • November 2014 • paperback • 978-0-9780696-0-5 • Aviaeology

Early Canadian Military Aircraft

Canadian Aircraft of WWII

Acquisitions, Dispositions, Colour Schemes & Markings – Vol.1 Aircraft taken on strength through 1920.

Carl Vincent

John Griffin/Anthony Stachiw Why this particular topic? Why the incredible detail, the result of such painstaking research? Because, I am convinced, that the subject is a part of the central core of Canadian history. In the two decades between the World Wars, Canada developed greatly, building upon the sense of solidarity gained in the first of these conflicts. Much of this was facilitated by the development of technology, of which aviation was a major part. Oddly enough, for such a laissez faire society it was the Canadian government that played a leading role in this, and the RCAF and its predecessors was its instrument. Not only did the “bush pilots in uniform” pioneer myriad aspects of aviation in all parts of Canada, but despite a miniscule budget and a suspicious parliament and populace they maintained the nucleus of a military air arm which slowly developed into the framework of the wartime RCAF. But, whatever honor is due to the men (and it is great), it is the aircraft that provide the visual impact and the structure of the narrative.

Drawing on an immense range of archival records, memoirs, and photographs collected over decades of diligent research, author Carl Vincent provides a unique insight into some of the men and machines covered under the broad title Canadian Aircraft of WWII. Each entry’s narrative is loaded with history, much of it previously unpublished and is illustrated by rare and relevant photos plus deeply researched large-format color profiles, all complemented by highly informative captions. Discover how the oddball little Fleet Fort came into its new role, why the Bolingbroke was much more than “just a Canadian Blenheim”, when chewing gum could prove vital for a Sunderland crew, who was one of the Allies’ premier train-busters, and much more… $29.99 • 80 pages • 11 x 8.5 • 45 color profile illustrations, over 70 rare photographs (some in color) • November 2014• paperback • 978-09780696-3-6 • Aviaeology

$59.00 • 296 pages • 8.5 x 11 • profusely illustrated throughout, color artwork and b/w photographs • November 2014 • hardback • 978-09780696-6-7 • Aviaeology

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Clear Vue Publishing / Countryside Books Festung Guernsey 2.1 & 2.2 Weapons Deployed at Fortress Guernsey and Mirus Battery This guide to the fortification of the Channel Island of Guernsey during the second world war was produced by the German forces themselves, containing the original German and an English translation, it gives a unique insight into German defensive strategy. This volume covers the weapons deployed and the Mirus battery. $23.00 • 102 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 218 illustrations and 1 map • March 2015 • paperback • 978-09926671-3-9 • English/German Text • Clear Vue Publishing

Festung Guernsey 2.3 & 2.4 Deployment of Artillery and Anti-Aircraft Artillery This guide to the fortification of the Channel Island of Guernsey during the second world war was produced by the German forces themselves, containing the original German and an English translation, it gives a unique insight into German defensive strategy. This volume covers the deployment artillery and anti-aircraft artillery. $23.00 • 144 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 122 illustrations and 17 maps • June 2015 • paperback • 978-09926671-4-6 • English/German Text • Clear Vue Publishing

Bomber Command The Victoria Cross Raids Martyn Chorlton RAF Bomber Command lost 55,000 men during WWII. Their motto was Press on Regardless and the majority of their operational missions involved flying into the fiery, smoke-filled skies of occupied Europe. No less than 23 of their members were awarded Britain’s highest decoration for valor – The Victoria Cross; most of them posthumously. Martyn Chorlton’s book tells the stories of each of them – detailing how and why they won their medal. It recalls feats of unparalleled heroism and self sacrifice; memorable and terrifying. $31.95 • 192 pages • b/w photos and maps • November 2014 • paperback • 978-1-84674-322-1 • Countryside Books


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Editions Charles Herriséy / Fighting High Publishing Le General de Langle de Cary Un Breton dans la Grande Guerre


Le Général de Castelnau

Obéir ? Mers-elkébir, Dakar, Vichy, Toulon Admiral Paul Marzin

Coming out of SaintCyr as a 20 year old major in 1869, Fernand de Langle's Cary began his military career in the staff of general Trochu in 1870. He was very seriously wounded in the battle of Buzenval. Starting on the battlefield, his career would end up on the battlefield in 1917. On August 27, 1914, it was he who gave the first blow against the German advance in the battle of the Meuse.

Released from the Navy in 1913, after a distinguished career, Paul Marzin commanded Richelieu in 1940, two months after the case of Mers-el-Kebir, where Dakar rejected the attempted landing of British troops and the Free French Forces. Called to Vichy by Darlan, he participated minimally in negotiations with the Germans. This book is an exceptional testimony to the choices presented to the officers of the French army at this sad time.

$25.00 • 288 pages • 6 x 9.5 • 8pp photos • 2014 • paperback • 978-2-914417-47-1 • French Text • Editions Charles Herriséy

$25.00 • 240 pages • 6 x 9.5 • 8pp photos • 2014 • paperback • 978-2-914417-46-4 • French Text • Editions Charles Herriséy

Guy Le Mouel/Henri Ortholan

Into the Dark A Bomber Command Story of Combat and Survival, Discovery and Remembrance Janet Hughes/Reginald Wilson On 20 January 1944 Bomber Command Navigator Reginald Wilson’s Halifax, LW337, comes into the sights of an ace Luftwaffe night fighter pilot, and is blown from the darkness above the German capital Berlin. Reg, yet to celebrate his twenty-first birthday, plunges into the dark and parachutes to safety, but the experience of being shot down will haunt him for the rest of his life. The events described here are a testimony to Reg’s courage and steely determination, and also reflect the extreme sacrifices made by Bomber Command aircrew during the Second World War. What makes this compelling story quite unique is the juxtaposition of past and present, for without twenty-first century technology and the cooperation of a number of highly motivated individuals, both British and German, the real truth about the last flight of LW337 would never have been discovered. $34.95 • 208 pages • 6.25 x 9.25 • 16 page b/w photo section • May 2015 • hardback • 978-0-9926207-6-9 • Fighting High Publishing

Le Soldat, l’Homme, le Chrétien Patrick De Gmeline General de Castelnau (1851–1944) was one of the greatest French leaders of the First World War. This Aveyronnais started his career as a second lieutenant in 1870, to end as Commanding General of the Army Group. Nicknamed the “Savior of Nancy”, he defeated the Germans in Lorraine and particularly Charmes and Grand Couronne. This biographical album features 600 exceptional documents and photographs on the general, accompanied by blurbs and explanatory captions. $58.00 • 244 pages • 9.5 x 11.5 • photos throughout • 2014 • hardback • 978-2914417-48-8 • French Text • Editions Charles Herriséy

A Thunder Bird in Bomber Command The Wartime Letters and Story of Lionel Anderson, the Man Who Inspired a Legend Sean Feast Shot down and killed in April 1944, Lionel Anderson, a low flying Mosquito intruder pilot, was part way through his second tour of operations. He had survived his first tour stooging up and down the French coast in an outdated Boulton Paul Defiant to confound the German night fighter defences and allow the Royal Air Force bombers a free run to the target. Lionel’s journey to war had been one of enormous excitement, most of which had been spent training in the sunshine and mountains of Arizona, flying during the day and partying hard at the weekends. A prolific letter writer, Lionel continually regaled his parents with tales of cowboys and indians, rattlesnakes and spiders, ground loops and near misses. $34.95 • 208 pages • 6.25 x 9.25 • 16 page b/w photo section • May 2015 • hardback • 978-0-9926207-7-6 • Fighting High Publishing

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Fonthill Media SS Elite – The Senior Leaders of Hitler’s Praetorian Guard

SS Elite – The Senior Leaders of Hitler’s Praetorian Guard

Volume 1. A-J

Volume 2. K-W

Max Williams

Max Williams

Any scholar of history will have recognized the similarities between Ancient Rome and the National Socialist movement of the 20th century. Aside from the obvious expansionist policies of empire governed by a single autocratic leader, the Nazis adopted the Roman style extended arm salute, the verbal greeting of hailing the leader and the eagle adorned banners and standards. Another parallel was the introduction of the SS – a modern Praetorian Guard, easily recognizable by the unique attire and consisting of the largest, strongest and fittest men available. Never before has an organization engendered wide-ranging emotion as on the scale of Hitler’s SS – lead by Heinrich Himmler, who found his true metier upon his appointment by Hitler in 1929 with his natural organizational and administrative skills. This remarkable book – the second of two volumes – turns the spotlight upon those characters at the pinnacle of the pyramid that formed the SS. Illustrated with well over 1000 photographs, these two volumes are the author’s life’s work, and present an unique perspective on this feared organization.

Any scholar of history will have recognized the similarities between Ancient Rome and the National Socialist movement of the 20th century. Aside from the obvious expansionist policies of empire governed by a single autocratic leader, the Nazis adopted the Roman style extended arm salute, the verbal greeting of hailing the leader and the eagle adorned banners and standards. Another parallel was the introduction of the SS – a modern Praetorian Guard, easily recognizable by the unique attire and consisting of the largest, strongest and fittest men available. Never before has an organization engendered wide-ranging emotion as on the scale of Hitler’s SS –ead by Heinrich Himmler, who found his true metier upon his appointment by Hitler in 1929 with his natural organizational and administrative skills. This remarkable book – the first of two volumes – turns the spotlight upon those characters at the pinnacle of the pyramid that formed the SS. Illustrated with well over 1000 photographs, these two volumes are the author’s life’s work, and present an unique perspective on this feared organization.

$75.00 • 448 pages • 7 x 10 • 1050 b/w photographs • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78155-433-3

$75.00 • 448 pages • 7 x 10 • 1050 b/w photographs • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78155-434-0

The Fourth Reich and Operation Eclipse

RAF Special Duties Unique Missions of the Second World War

The German Military Police in the Second World War

Patrick Delaforce

Colin Pateman

Gordon Williamson

In this third volume on the progress of the Second World War after the D-Day landings, Patrick Delaforce examines the final weeks of World War Two, beyond the Yalta Conference, when the question to be asked was not who would win, but how to prevent the war dragging on and also how to prevent Hitler from implementing a scorched earth policy across the Reichland. Then there was the race to win territory as the Russians, too, clawed their way across Europe. Operation Eclipse, begun in March 1945, both prevented the Russians from occupying Denmark in violation of the agreement at Yalta but also occupied the Kiel naval base.

During the Second World War, the RAF employed Special Duties pilots and aircrew on operations across a wide range of extraordinary flying. In many instances, selected and trained crews flew specific sorties, seeking out small targets of utmost importance to the war effort. Rare and previously unexplained duties that incorporate 'siren raids' into Germany and the maintaining of radio contact with agents in occupied France provide accounts that have rarely been evidenced. Some of these operations were filmed by cameramen and RAF Special Duties.

In the German armed forces, opinions of the military police were those of fear and distrust, so great were the powers held by these troops. Germany created a plethora of different branches of what were termed ‘Ordnungstruppe’ (‘Troops for Maintaining Order’). Many wore a distinctive metal plate around the neck, leading to their nickname ‘Kettenhund’ or ‘Chain Dogs’. Despite being involved in the brutal treatment of partisans, their skills were so much appreciated by the Allies that on Germany’s surrender, Wehrmacht military police units were allowed to remain in post to assist in controlling the vast number of disarmed German troops.

$40.00 • 284 pages • 6 x 9 • 50 b/w illustrations • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78155-400-5


$34.95 • 208 pages • 6 x 9 • 111 b/w photographs • December 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78155-304-6


$50.00 • 336 pages • 7 x 10 • 450 b/w photographs, 50 color photographs • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78155-332-9

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Fonthill Media Children’s Voices of the Second World War

The Little Blitz

Helen Finch

The Luftwaffe’s last attack on London

For those that are left, the Second World War holds differing memories for those that saw it as children. Some had fun and adventure; others lost loved ones and had to grow up very quickly, sometimes taking charge of a complete household. However, there are those who can only now in 2014 bring themselves to recall those dark days of war and whose experiences are as alive now as they were between 1939 and 1945. Many people today will only read about the Second World War in history books and it is important to bring alive the stories of those who are left to tell their tales.

The Little Blitz on London in the early part of 1944 is briefly mentioned in most accounts of the aerial war against the UK during the Second World War but is seldom deemed worthy of more than a few lines. The Little Blitz is the name applied to the air raids on Britain which were the manifestation of the Luftwaffe’s Operation Steinbock, planned in the last few months of 1943 and put into effect from the middle of January 1944. This book describes the raids to give a gripping picture of the effect that these little-known events had on a complacent city.

$24.95 • 128 pages • 6 x 9 • 30 b/w photographs • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-78155-380-0

$24.95 • 128 pages • 6 x 9 • 22 b/w • December 2014 • paperback • 9781-78155-308-4

John Conen

Through Ice and Fire

47 Royal Marine Commando


A Russian Arctic Convoy Diary 1942

An Inside Story 1943–1946

Niall Corduroy

Leona J. Thomas On the Russian Arctic convoys in 1942, Leonard H. Thomas kept a secret notebook from which he later wrote his memoirs. These contained many well-observed details of life onboard his ship, HMS Ulster Queen. He detailed observations of the hardships that followed when they endured being at action stations and locked in the engine room, under fire from the skies above and the sea below, and only able to guess at what was happening from the cacophony of sounds they could hear. Thomas tells of how the crew suffered from an appalling lack of food, the intense cold, and the stark conditions endured for weeks on end berthed in Archangel in the cold of the approaching Russian winter. $35.00 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 17 b/w illustrations, 16 color photographs • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78155-440-1

Marc de Bolster 47 Royal Marine Commando: An Inside Story 19431946 tells the story of 47 Royal Marine Commando during the Second World War based on personal accounts written by veterans who served in this formidable unit. It is a story of young men who were to play a key role in freeing Europe from Nazi tyranny. From the D-Day landings in Normandy to fierce battles in Holland, some were taken prisoner by the enemy and sent to camps until freed at the end of the war in 1945. Included are eyewitness accounts of the Normandy landings, involvement of the RAF, Royal Navy and American forces, 10 Inter Allied Commando and the effect on local populations who got word of the actions in which this Commando took a major part. $34.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 100 b/w photographs and maps • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78155-297-1

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Westland’s Enigmatic Fighter Faster and better armed than the Spitfire, the Whirlwind was the RAF’s response to a new generation of armored German bombers which it expected to meet over England in 1940. A few months after its first flight, 1,000 Whirlwinds were ordered, but nine months later the RAF canceled the entire program. Just 114 were built, but they went on to have a distinguished three-year career from the uneasy months following the Battle of Britain to their final sorties against Hitler’s V-weapon sites in France. Based on original research from military and corporate archives, this groundbreaking study throws new light on why the RAF had such high hopes for the Whirlwind, but was then prepared to cancel it. $32.00 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 150 b/w illustrations • Now Available • paperback • 9781-78155-430-2


Fonthill Media The Diary of a Hurricane Pilot in the Battle of France Francis Blackadder of 607 Squadron

Blood, Sweat and Courage

Mosquito Attack!

41 Squadron RAF, September 1939-July 1942: A Biographical History

A Norwegian RAF Pilot at War

Steve Brew One of the oldest RAF squadrons, 41 Squadron celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016. The unit has seen service from the First World War, through policing duties in the Middle East in the 1930s, throughout the Second World War, and more recently in the first Gulf War. This book completes the narrative of 41 Squadron's Second World War activity, concentrating on operations between September 1939 and July 1942. The author recounts the unit's role within battles, operations and larger strategies, and details experiences made by the pilots and ground crew participating in them.

In 1943, Norwegians formed their third squadron flying under RAF command: No. 333 Squadron. One of the chosen few to fly ‘The Wooden Wonder’, the revolutionary and deadly de Havilland Mosquito, was 21-year-old Finn Eriksrud. Eriksrud had travelled all the way across the world to end up in Scotland to fly the Mosquito after a hazardous escape from Norway. He would now fly over his native country on extremely dangerous low-level reconnaissance and patrol missions from May 1943 onwards. By December 1943, all of the original Mosquito pilots were either killed from flying accidents or shot down over Norway.

$50.00 • 992 pages • 6 x 9 • 377 b/w illustrations, 29 color photographs • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78155-296-4

$32.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • 51 b/w photographs • January 2015 • hardback • 9781-78155-311-4

The Ultimate Flying Wings of the Luftwaffe

Tornado F3

Robert Dixon The RAF and their new Hurricane fighter was first put through its paces in the ill-feted Battle of France. Robert Dixon first came across the diary of William Francis Blackadder when carrying out research on 607 Squadron, the squadron Blackadder flew with. The diary begins in August 1939 when the squadron was at its annual summer camp at Abbotsinch and it takes us through the last days of peace with the excitement of a coming war. 607 Squadron was one of two Auxiliary Air Force squadrons to be posted to France. The diary takes us through the ‘Phoney War’ and the worst winter on record. $34.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • 85 b/w photographs • December 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78155-310-7

Il-2 Shturmovik Red Avenger Jason Nicholas Moore The Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik became the aerial representative of the Soviet response to the German invasion on the Eastern Front during the Second World War. The Il-2 was designed as a low-level close-support aircraft capable of defeating enemy armor and other ground targets. Hardly a fighter, the Il-2 was exclusively engineered to take an enormous amount of punishment and still keep the pilot, rear gunner and critical mechanical components unharmed. In the end, the Il-2 would become the most important aircraft to the Soviet Union in the defense of the homeland against advancing hordes of panzers. $40.00 • 272 pages • 6 x 9 • 150 b/w illustrations, 50 color photographs • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-62545-042-5


Tor Idar Larsen/Finn Eriksrud

Justo Miranda

A Navigator’s Eye on Britain’s Last Interceptor Dave Gledhill

When the Allies crossed the Rhine, Hitler decreed to go down fighting to the last man. A strange triangular bomber launched the 'Nicht löschbares Feuer' over London, destroying the city. Later, a black boomerang of sixty meters dropped two tons of anthrax over Washington and New York, making them inhabitable for fifty years. Thankfully, the inextinguishable firebomb was a figment of H. G. Wells' imagination. However, the construction of the secret flying wings had commenced at the start of 1945. Indeed, one fighter took to the skies on its only test flight.

The Tornado F2 had a troubled introduction to service. Unloved by its crews and procured as a political imperative, it was blighted by failures and was developed to counter a threat that disappeared. Modified rapidly before it could be sent to war, the Tornado F3 eventually matured into a capable weapons system, but despite data links and new air-to-air weapons, its poor reputation sealed its fate. The author tells the story from an insider's perspective from the early days as one of the first instructors on the Operational Conversion Unit, through its development and operational testing, to its demise.

$45.00 • 232 pages • 7 x 10 • 132 b/w line illustrations • February 2015 • hardback • 9781-78155-372-5

$45.00 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 123 b/w photograpns, 62 color photographs • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78155-307-7

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Fonthill Media The Boulton Paul Balliol

Gloster Aircraft since 1917

The Last MerlinPowered Aircraft

Derek N. James

Alec Brew The Boulton Paul Balliol was the last British aircraft powered by the iconic Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. Conceived in the last days of the Second World War as a new trainer to be powered by a revolutionary turboprop engine, it became the first aircraft to be powered by a single prop-jet, beating the rival Avro Athena into the air by just two weeks. $24.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9 • 100 b/w photographs and maps • December 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78155-361-9

Northern ‘Q’ The History of Royal Air Force, Leuchars Ian Smith Watson Leuchars began its links with military aviation as far back as 1911 with the arrival of the Royal Engineers who established a balloon squadron for reconnaissance training. Following the outbreak of war in 1939, the station was identified as an ideal location to launch maritime operations under Coastal Command. By the end of the war, Leuchars was under the threat of redundancy as many airfields were rendered surplus to requirements. $35.00 • 208 pages • 6 x 9 • 80 b/w photographs • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78155-192-9

Although most renowned for its series of seaplane racers for the Schneider Trophy Contests and for fighters like the Gamecock and the Gladiator, the Gloster Aircraft Company ran the gamut of design ingenuity, even though no type was ordered into quantity production. This updated edition describes the company’s formation and development in the face of a diminishing need for military aircraft. $34.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 100 b/w photographs • March 2015 • paperback • 978-178155-417-3

De Havilland in Hatfield The Golden Years 1912–1935 John Clifford The de Havilland Aircraft Co opened an aerodrome in 1930 on farmland that it acquired outside Hatfield. The company’s School of Flying was the first operation to take up residence. Flying clubs moved in and recreational facilities were developed. Garden parties, aerobatic displays and national air races were hosted. Regular visitors included famous flyers, royalty and aristocracy, actors and actresses, politicians, senior military ranks and representatives from Britain’s other great aircraft manufacturers. $29.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9 • 175 b/w illustrations, 34 color pictures • January 2015 • paperback • 9781-78155-360-2

The Douglas DC-3 in Civil Service Geoff Jones Like the P-51 Mustang and Supermarine Spitfire, the Douglas DC-3 is an iconic aircraft design. It has endured more than any other with several hundred still in use worldwide in locations as far apart as Africa, Antarctica and the US. Many of the current operators use turbine conversions of the DC-3 mainly using Basler, SAAF and Dodson International the main proponents. $39.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 250 b/w photographs • December 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78155-103-5

The Detailed British Airship History of RAF Bases of the Manston 1931–40 Twentieth Century Arise to Protect Joe Bamford/John Williams Air Commodore Pink chose RAF Manston as his final resting place and a number of aces from the First World War such as Squadron Leader Bartlett served there. After the uncertainty of the 1920s, RAF Manston grew rapidly during the 1930s to become one of the busiest airfields in the country. The School of Technical Training was at the forefront of the RAF where thousands of airmen trained each year and it was an integral part of the service’s expansion scheme. $32.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9 • 54 b/w illustrations • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78155-095-3

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Malcolm Fife Numerous books have been written on airships, but few concentrate on their bases and infrastructure to support their operations. British Airship Bases of the Twentieth Century starts with documenting the primitive facilities from which the early machines flew in the years prior to the First World War. The outbreak of the First World War resulted in airships being adopted for military purposes and bases were established across Britain. $50.00 • 320 pages • 6 x 9 • 180 b/w illustrations • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78155-281-0


Fonthill Media From War to Peace

Rapid Rundown

A Photographer’s View of British Aviation During the 1940s

RAF Operations in the Middle and Far East 1945-1948

Richard Riding This is a photographic record of the aviation scene in Britain between the years 1940-1949. The photographs were taken by E. J. Riding (1916-1950) who spent his entire working life in the aviation industry, but was tragically killed in a flying accident. During his short life, he worked as an aircraft engineer, professional photographer, draughtsman and aero-modeler and as an aviation writer. Riding began taking photographs of aircraft in 1931 aged fifteen. Fortunately, he kept copious notes recording the locations and dates of when and where aircraft were photographed. $35.00 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 200 b/w photographs • February 2015 • hardback • 9781-78155-331-2

The RNAS and the Birth of the Aircraft Carrier 1914–1918 Ian M. Burns The Royal Naval Air Service's origins were as the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps in April 1912, but did not become a separate service until 1 July 1914. On the outbreak of war in 1914, the service expanded to include service on land, providing support of the Royal Naval Division in Belgium, to the RFC and as one of the early practitioners of strategic bombing. $36.00 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 51 b/w photographs • December 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78155-365-7


Simon Gifford

Kaiser Bill! A New Look at Imperial Germany’s Last Emperor, Wilhelm II 1859-1941 Blaine Taylor

The immediate postVJ-Day period of RAF history is often consigned to be little more than a footnote in most published accounts. In this first detailed look at the RAF in the Middle and Far East following the end of the war, the RAF’s role in stemming the flow of immigrants into Palestine and flying while under terrorist attack is examined. Further chapters highlight the RAF’s roles in Iraq, Cyprus and flying strike missions over Aden, and then look at operations over India, including some of the first humanitarian airdrops for which the RAF became famous. Finally this book looks at the RAF’s involvement beyond the boundaries of the Empire. $45.00 • 320 pages • 7 x 10 • 202 b/w photographs • December 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78155-341-1

The Lion and the Rose Kevin Shannon The Rose and the Lion tells the story of an infantry battalion in the Great War. Based on many unpublished sources, the book narrates the individual parts played by nearly 2,000 of those who served with the 4th King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment from the day that war was declared in 1914 until the armistice in 1918 and in a few cases, the stories of men whose war continued long afterwards. $45.00 • 416 pages • 6 x 9 • 41 b/w illustrations • September 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78155438-8

Wilhelm II (27 January 1859 – 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. He was the eldest grandson of the British Queen Victoria and related to many monarchs and princes of Europe, three notable contemporary relations being his first cousins King George V of the United Kingdom, Marie of Romania, Queen consort of Romania and second cousin to Tsar Nicholas II of the House of Romanov, the last ruler of the Russian Empire before the Russian Revolution of 1917 which deposed the monarchy. $34.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 64 b/w illustrations • December 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78155001-4

Military Aviation of the First World War Alan C. Wood This beautifully illustrated book provides details of every power that took part in Military aircraft activity during the First World War. The war was a global conflict with 57 nations involved but with aviation being in its infancy only eight nations had a major air arm to their fighting Services. $24.95 • 160 pages • 6 x 9 • 100 b/w photographs • March 2015 • paperback • 9781-78155-422-7

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Fonthill Media The Battles of Coronel and the Falklands

Women on Duty

British Naval Campaigns in the Southern Hemisphere 1914–15

Sophie Jackson

Blaine Taylor

On 27 November 1914, a monumental event in women’s history occurred – the first female police officers went on duty in Grantham, Lincolnshire. The decision would quickly have an effect on female liberation. The Women Police Service was founded in 1914 in part because it was felt women in uniform would be better at deterring pimps and stopping girls from going into prostitution, but also because female campaigners wanted to take advantage of the First World War to push women into male work roles. Early policewomen were pioneers, but they faced great prejudice and hardship, often placed in vulnerable positions and left feeling isolated. Yet they were not so alone for across the country women were taking on roles traditionally reserved for men.

The Great War (1914–18) Centennial begins in 2014, here’s a comprehensive study of Prussian/German railways in peace and strife, 1825–1918 – men, rails, lines, engines, cars, and stations. They all played a crucial part in Germany’s Wars of Unification during 1864–71, the interwar years, and the final catastrophe that toppled many crowns, thrones, and states, all told from a railroad perspective, a unique way of exploring the history of the 19th-20th Centuries. Here the reader will also find the sagas of the other railways aligned both for and against the Second Reich: Berlin-Baghdad, Trans-Siberian, Hejaz, African, Italian, American, and more.

Phil Carradice This book tells the story of British cruiser warfare and naval strategy in the Southern Atlantic during the First World War. This was the last naval campaign that was fought just by surface ships without the intrusion of modern technology such as aircraft, submarines and mines. German commerce raiders had been at large in the southern oceans since the declaration of war on 4 August 1914 and it was imperative that British forces should hunt and destroy them before they caused untold damage to British trade. The campaign to bring a German squadron to battle met with disaster (The Battle of Coronel) before final victory at the Falkland Islands. $32.95 • 128 pages • 7 x 10 • 86 b/w illustrations • November 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78155-347-3

Reich Rails Prussia, Imperial Germany, and the First World War 1825–1918

A History of the First Female Police Force

$34.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 80 b/w images • March 2015 • paperback • 978-1-78155-424-1

$34.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • 32 b/w photographs • December 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78155-362-6

Wars & Battles of the Roman Republic

Everyday Life of a Soldier on Hadrian’s Wall

Paul Chrystal

Paul Elliott

This book examines the decisive battles from the founding of Rome in 753 BC to the birth of Julius Caesar in 100BC; it covers the social and political consequences, as well as the military aspects of each conflict. Every war and battle had wideranging consequences, leading Rome from kingdom to republic, from local power to international superpower, and from republic to empire. The book makes full use of the accounts of historians and political writers, contemporary and otherwise, including Livy, Sallust, Caesar, Cicero, Polybius, Plutarch and Dio, as well as sculptural and architectural evidence. A unique feature of this book is its focus on the causes of the wars and battles and the military and socio-political consequences of each for Rome and its allies. It highlights what caused each conflict and what Rome did next - for victories and disasters alike. A unique chapter covers women and war - an important topic that has been neglected by ancient and modern writers until now.

Walk the Wall, gaze northwards across hostile territory, man the turrets and milecastles… What was life like for the Roman troops stationed on Hadrian’s Wall? Follow the life of one man, a Tungrian soldier, through recruitment, training, garrison duty and war. Focussing on a single point in time and one fort on the Wall, we explore every aspect of military life on this bleak and remote frontier. Where was he born? What did he spend his money on? How did he fight? What did he eat? Did he have lice or fleas? Archaeology and the accounts of ancient writers come together to paint a vivid picture of a soldier on the Wall soon after its completion in AD 130. Historical reconstruction and experimentation fill in the gaps that are left. Step back into the past, step into the marching boots of Tungrian soldiers as they patrol Rome’s greatest frontier.

$32.95 • 224 pages • 7 x 10 • 42 b/w illustrations • December 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78155-305-3

$34.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9 • 22 photographs in b/w, 34 photographs in color • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78155-364-0

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Frontline Books Hitler’s Last Witness The Memoirs of Hitler’s Bodyguard Rochus Misch After being seriously wounded in the 1939 Polish campaign, Rochus Misch was invited to join Hitler’s SS-bodyguard. There he served until the war’s end as Hitler’s bodyguard, courier, orderly and finally as Chief of Communications. On the Berghof terrace he watched Eva Braun organize parties; observed Heinrich Himmler and Albert Speer; and monitored telephone conversations from Berlin to the East Prussian FHQ on 20 July 1944 after the attempt on Hitler’s life. Towards the end Misch was drawn into the Führerbunker with the last of the ‘faithful’. As defeat approached, he remained in charge of the bunker switchboard as his duty required, even after Hitler committed suicide. Misch knew Hitler as the private man and his position was one of unconditional loyalty. His memoirs offer an intimate view of life in close attendance to Hitler and of the endless hours deep inside the bunker; and provide new insights into military events such as Hitler’s initial feelings that the 6th Army should pull out of Stalingrad. Shortly before he died Misch wrote a new introduction for this first-ever English-language edition. The book also contains a foreword by the Jewish author Ralph Giordano and a new introduction by Roger Moorhouse. $32.95 • 256 pages • 5.25 x 8.5 • 16 pages of plates • Now Available • hardback • 978-184832-749-8

Hitler’s Paratrooper The Life and Battles of Rudolf Witzig Gilberto Villahermosa Rudolf Witzig entered the history books as the heroic captor of Belgium’s supposedly impregnable fortress Eben Emael in May 1940 – the first time that glider-borne troops were used in the war. To many people, he is also known as the commander of the battle group that fired the first shots of the Tunisian campaign. Remarkably, next to nothing has been written about him as an individual. This biography, completed with the full support of Witzig’s widow and son, is a comprehensive history of the man and also provides important new detail on the German parachute arm that he served. In the course of his service, he was awarded the coveted Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. He could not be awarded the decoration because he had not yet earned the Iron’s Crosses 2nd and 1st class – to resolve the problem he was awarded all three on the spot. Witzig was involved in Operation Mercury, the invasion of Crete, but was seriously wounded during the fighting. After his recovery, he was sent to Tunisia where he was credited with several successful defensive actions. He ended the war in captivity, surrendering to the Allies on 8 May 1945, the day after his name was placed on the Honor Roll of the Luftwaffe. $24.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 100 illustrations • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4738-2762-2


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Frontline Books The Hitler Options

Luftwaffe X-Planes

Alternate Decisions of World War II

Manfred Griehl

Kenneth Macksey ‘A thought-provoking study of what might have been.’ British Army Review What would have happened if Hitler invaded England in July 1940, or concentrated on the capture of Moscow in 1941 instead of first diverting to Kiev? Or if Rommel had implemented Plan Orient in 1942, striking across the Middle East to join Japanese forces moving to India? How would the course of World War II have been changed if Churchill had persuaded the Americans to concentrate on attacking the ‘soft underbelly’ of Europe instead of Northern France? In this compelling book, ten acclaimed military historians explore what might have happened if at ten crucial turning-points of the war Hitler had taken a different direction, or how he would have reacted if the Allies had changed course. Each scenario is based on real situations and are within the bounds of what could genuinely have occurred. With vivid and realistic descriptions of the ensuing campaigns and battles, The Hitler Options is a gripping, thought-provoking and, at times, disturbing look at what could have been. $24.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pages of b/w plates • February 2015 • paperback • 978-1-84832-780-1

From jet planes and high altitude aircraft to radar-equipped fighters configured to deliver chemical weapons, numerous Luftwaffe planes were designed and reached prototype stage but never made it into mass production or battle. Luftwaffe X Planes is a definitive, revelatory guide to the remarkable range of secret planes that the Third Reich failed to complete. Despite the Allied authorities’ ban on research, countless aircraft were designed and tested by the Luftwaffe and German manufacturers before World War II. The research went ahead at secret evaluation sites in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and the USSR. After the outbreak of the war this work continued. Many projects remained on the drawing board or at prototype stage because either they were deemed unsuitable or, as is the case with most of those in this selection, the developers simply ran out of time and the projects never went into production. Renowned aviation expert Manfred Griehl has painstakingly assembled a valuable selection of images which shows the remarkable range of projects dreamed up by the German designers. Had these innovative projects ever been realized the course of the World War II could have been dramatically different. $24.95 • 80 pages • 6.75 x 9 • Illustrated throughout • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-84832-789-4

War on the Eastern Front The German Soldier in Russia 1941–1945 James Lucas Dawn on Sunday 22 June 1941 saw the opening onslaughts of Operation Barbarossa as German forces stormed forward into the Soviet Union. Few of them were to survive the five long years of bitter struggle. A posting to the Eastern Front during the Second World War was rightly regarded with dread by the German soldiers. They were faced by the unremitting hostility of the climate, the people and even, at times, their own leadership. They saw epic battles such as Stalingrad and Kursk, and yet it was a daily war of attrition which ultimately proved fatal for Hitler’s ambition and the German military machine. In this classic account leading military historian James Lucas examines different aspects of the fighting, from war in the trenches to a bicycle-mounted antitank unit fighting against the oncoming Russian hordes. Told through the experiences of the German soldiers who endured these nightmarish years of warfare, War on the Eastern Front is a unique record of this cataclysmic campaign. $19.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pages of b/w plates • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-84832-787-0

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Frontline Books Invasion The Alternate History of the German Invasion of England Kenneth Macksey In June 1940, German troops massed across the Channel, poised for the invasion of Britain. With France defeated and Britain cowed, Hitler seemed ready for his greatest gamble. In this brilliant and compelling alternate history the Germans launch the invasion that, in reality, was never more than a plan. Landing between Dover and Hythe, German troops push inland supported by the Luftwaffe and the impregnable panzers, and strike out towards London. The British, desperate to defeat the invaders, rally and prepare for a crucial confrontation – at Maidstone. Realistic, carefully researched and superbly written, this best-selling study is a classic of alternate history and a thought-provoking look at how Britain’s war might have been. $24.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 32 pages of b/w plates • March 2015 • paperback • 978-184832-785-6

Born of the Desert With the SAS in North Africa Malcolm James Born of the Desert is a classic account of the early years of the SAS. The Special Air Service was formed in 1941 and quickly earned a reputation for stealth, daring and audacity in the Western Desert Campaign. This elite force utilized the endless expanse of the desert to carry out surprise attacks and hit and run raids behind the Afrika Korps' lines, sowing confusion, fear and consternation. James captures the excitement of this dramatic mode of warfare and brings to life the deadly beauty of the desert, the harsh environment and the strong bonds of comradeship and interdependence which resulted. The original text has now been augmented by supplementary notes by David List, and appendices on SAS casualties and awards by David Buxton. $29.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pages of b/w plates • April 2015 • paperback • 978-1-84832782-5

Over the Top

Destruction of the Axis Forces in North Africa, November 1942-May 1943 David Rolf As the Afrika Korps withdrew after a bruising defeat at El Alamein, it became apparent that Axis forces would not be able to maintain their hold over Libya. Rommel pulled his troops back to Tunisia, digging in along the Mareth Line, and turned westwards to counter the massive Anglo-American ‘Torch’ landings in French North Africa. Allied might eventually overpowered Rommel’s army and, in May 1943, Axis forces surrendered. David Rolf has made use of rare and valuable source material to present the Tunisian campaign in its entirety. $24.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pages of b/w plates • May 2015 • paperback • 978-1-84832783-2

Destructive and Formidable

Alternate Histories of the First World War

British Infantry Firepower 1642–1765

Peter Tsouras /Spencer Jones Although separated from the modern reader by a full century, the First World War continues to generate controversy and interest as the great event upon which modern history pivoted. Not only did the war cull the European peoples of some of their best and brightest, it also led to the destruction of the Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman and Russian empires, and paved the way for the Second World War. This thought-provoking book explores ten alternate scenarios in which the course of the war is changed forever. Expertly written by leading military historians, this is a compelling and credible look at what might have been. $39.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pages of b/w plates • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-84832-753-5


The Bloody Road to Tunis

David John Blackmore In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the British Army’s victories over the French at battles such as Blenheim in 1704, Minden and Quebec in 1759, and over the Jacobites at Culloden in 1746, were largely credited to its infantry’s particularly effective and deadly firepower. For the first time, David Blackmore has gone back to original drill manuals and other contemporary sources to discover the reasons behind this. This book employs an approach that starts by considering the procedures and practices of soldiers in a given period and analyzes those in order understand how things were done and, in turn, why events unfolded as they did. $50.00 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 14 line diagrams • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-84832-768-9

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Frontline Books Vicissitudes in the Life of a Scottish Soldier

Sparta: Unfit for Empire

Paul Cowan

Godfrey Hutchinson The end of the Peloponnesian War saw Sparta emerge as the dominant power in the Greek world. Had she used this position wisely her hegemony might have been secure. As it was, she embarked on actions that her former allies, Thebes and Korinth, refused to support. The rise of Thebes as a threatening power to Sparta’s control of Greece was largely the result of the brilliant exploits of Epaminondas and Pelopidas whose obvious examination of Spartan tactics allowed them to provide counters to them. While noting the political issues, Godfrey Hutchinson’s focus is upon the strategic and tactical elements of warfare in a period almost wholly coinciding with the reign of the brilliant commander, Agesilaos, one of the joint kings of Sparta, who, astonishingly, campaigned successfully into his eighties. $44.95 • 320 pages • 6 x 9 • 8pp plates, 14 maps • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-84832-222-6

Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars Vol II Artillery in Siege, Fortress, and Navy, 1792–1815 Kevin Kiley Napoleonic artillery can usually be divided into two types: field, or light artillery which was employed by the armies on campaign and in the field and siege, or heavy artillery, which was employed in siege operations and against opponents holding the fortresses against them. This volume chronicles the story of the guns and men during the twenty-three years of almost continuous warfare from 1792-1815 from the battlefields of continental Europe to the almost primitive terrain of North America and of the seas, lakes and rivers that connected them. $50.00 • 320 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pages b/w plates • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-84832637-8

Few men from the 71st Highland Light Infantry who sailed from Cork with Wellington to Portugal in 1808 returned to the Irish port six years later. The author of Vicissitudes in the Life of a Scottish Soldier was one of the survivors and claims only four other men from his company came through the entire six years with him. As one of Wellington's elite Light Infantry units the 71st were in the fore of the fighting in some of the hardest fought battles of the Peninsular War. The book was controversial on its release in 1827 for its unvarnished and unsentimental account of the grim war against the French in Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal and France itself. A cynic with a highly developed sense of humor, the author was not afraid to criticize his superiors, be they thieving sergeants or officers who were far from gentlemen. $39.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-84832-786-3

The Waterloo Archive: Volume VI

From Boiled Beef to Chicken Tikka

British Sources

500 Years of Feeding the British Army

Gareth Glover In the groundbreaking Waterloo Archive series Gareth Glover has set out to unearth this buried material and to finally expose it to public scrutiny. In doing so he brings the human aspect of war and military campaigning to the fore: the humor and exhilaration, the fears and miseries, the starvation and exhaustion, the horror and the joy. He also provides an invaluable new source which will challenge preconceptions, disprove theories, destroy myths and allow for a complete reevaluation of many key aspects of the campaign. In this sixth and final volume in the series, published to coincide with the two hundredth anniversary of the campaign, Glover has again turned his attention to the British sources. $50.00 • 320 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated throughout • January 2015 • hardback • 978-184832-728-3

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Janet Macdonald Janet Macdonald, author of the acclaimed Feeding Nelson’s Navy, now turns her attention to food in the British Army over the past two centuries. Napoleon’s remark ‘an army marches on its stomach’ has become an overused cliché. It is a simple statement and undoubtedly true, but like many such simple statements, the actuality of what fills that stomach and how it is provided is far more complex. The more you think about this subject, the more questions come to you: what did the British soldier eat: how was it cooked? Here then, are the answers to those questions, with some insights into the personalities who made a difference – the unsung heroes of the British military machine. $39.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp of plates • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-84832-730-6


Grub Street Publishing Valiant Boys

Phantom Boys

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

True Tales from Aircrew of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 FighterBomber

Tony Blackman/Anthony Wright Following on from the success of Victor Boys and Vulcan Boys, Tony Blackman, in collaboration with Anthony Wright, brings you Valiant Boys to complete the V Force set. This is a fascinating 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 Wisley near Brooklands to its premature death from fatigue. There are tales of testing atom bombs in the Australian desert, dropping hydrogen bombs in the middle of the Pacific and, as a complete contrast, attacking airfields with conventional bombs in Egypt during the very brief and abortive Suez campaign. 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. $39.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • 8pp color inserts • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-909808-21-8

Richard Pike From Richard Pike, best-selling author of Hunter Boys and The Lightning Boys series comes the newest addition to the popular Grub Street’s Boys series, Phantom Boys. Originally developed for the US Navy, this twin-engined supersonic long-range fighter-bomber first flew in the spring of 1958. It then entered service for the US Navy in 1961, and in 1969 with the Fleet Air Arm and RAF in the UK. Regarded as one of the most versatile fighters ever built, the Phantom F-4 was the US Navy’s fastest and highest-flying aircraft. It was flown by both US military demonstration teams (Navy Blue Angels and the Air Force Thundercats) from 1969 to 1973. It ended its service in 1991 with the RAF. But it continued to serve a variety of air forces across the world, with some still in service fifty years after its first flight. $39.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • illustrated throughout • June 2015 • hardback • 978-1-909808-22-5

An Alien Sky

Ton-Up Lancs

The story of one man’s remarkable adventure in Bomber Command during the Second World War

A photographic record of the thirtyfive RAF Lancasters that each completed one hundred sorties

Andy Wiseman/Sean Feast

Norman Franks

By any measure, Andy Wiseman (born Weizman) is a lucky man. The only son of a Polish father and an American mother, Andy was born and grew up in Berlin, just as Adolf Hitler was coming to power. As a Jew educated at the famous Werner Siemens Real Gymnasium in Schoneberg, he left only months before his school was closed down and fled with his family to Poland, one step ahead of the Nazi persecution that was to follow and later take the life of his father. From Poland he again fled to England, this time without his parents, arriving as a 16-year old with little or no grasp of English. After a crash course in the language, he avoided being called up into the Polish army in exile thanks to the timely intervention of no less a man than General Sikorski himself, to enlist in the RAF to train initially as a pilot and then as an air bomber in South Africa. On his return to the UK he was posted to an all-Australian Squadron (466 Squadron) equipped with the Handley Page Halifax. Briefly on the run he was betrayed and captured, spending the next 12 months as a prisoner of war. $39.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • with photo inserts • June 2015 • hardback • 978-1-909808-25-6


A decade since its first publication, Grub Street are proud to present Ton-Up Lancs as a paperback for the first time. Originally a revised study following its first appearance under the Claims to Fame series, the book focuses on the story of the Avro Lancasters that completed one hundred sorties. Thirty-five histories are recorded in this book with stories and personal photographs from the aircrew that flew these aircraft. The most famous, R5868 Queenie, can still be seen in the Bomber Command Hall at RAF Museum, London. Renowned author Norman Franks also examines the controversial accounting of the number of operations flown by detailing each raid undertaken by pilots and crew during 1942-1945 including sorties over Hitler’s Third Reich, Northern Italy and during support missions before and after D-Day. With over 200 photographs reproduced throughout the book and an account from Sgt Ron Clark DFC, who flew EE139 Phantom of the Ruhr on its first sortie, Ton-Up Lancs is a fascinating tribute to both the aircraft and aircrew that participated in Bomber Command duties. $26.95 • 224 pages • 8.75 x 10.25 • b/w photographs throughout • May 2015 • paperback • 978-1-909808-26-3

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Les Bateaux Vikings

Bayeux 1944

Ennemis et Frères

Damien Bouet

Georges Bernage

Jean-Charles Stasi

The author, an archaeologist, currently leads in Normandy the reconstruction of a Viking ship. In this book, he traces the evolution of this type of vessel from the oldest prototypes (Hjortspring) to the latest models (Roskilde), with many plans. He then explains their constitution and means of navigation, the religious conceptions and related fantastic figureheads. Finally, he mentioned the modern replicas of these vessels.

Amid heavy fighting in the Battle of Normandy, Bayeux and the Gold Beach area were often forgotten by historical work. Bayeux deserves this document that presents a lot of information and unpublished photos. These remarkable pictures of everyday life the completion of the Bypass around the city becoming preserved city hospital and refugee reception amid a disaster area where there hell for the civilian population.

In June 1944, Johannes Börner is 19 years and Léon Gautier 21. These two elite soldiers will take part in the battle of Normandy in the frontline, each convinced to fight for the good cause. One will experience the thrill of victory, the other the humiliation of defeat and prison camps. Seventy years later, they live in the same place and reflect together on their experiences in World War II.

$40.00 • 80 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • December 2014 • hardback • 978-2-84048-419-6 • French Text

$33.00 • 48 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 2014 • paperback • 978-2-84048-402-8 • French Text

La Flak de la Wiking

Panzer Jäger

5, SS-Panzer-Division Wiking

Pierre Tiquet

Pierre Tiquet For those, many who have enjoyed the first volume devoted to the Wiking Division, here is a great complement. Here is this division after the flak of the Hohenstaufen and the Leibstandarte. This new title HS Battles & Testimonials include additional annexes notebook, testimonies, objects, documents. $40.00 • 96 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 2014 • hardback • 978-2-84048-404-2 • French Text

This book presents the history of anti-tank group of the Das Reich from 1941 to 1944, through the testimony of two officers of this unit, the SS-Hstuf. Claudius Rupp, who is also an instructor at the school Panzerjäger Rastenburg, and SS-Ustuf. Hans-Werner Woltersdorf. The course of this unit is illustrated with many photos of the equipment used, including Marder. $40.00 • 96 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • December 2014 • hardback • 978-2-84048-410-3 • French Text

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$33.00 • 176 pages • 6 x 8.25 • 2014 • paperback • 978-2-84048-405-9 • French Text

Korvettenkapitän Kentrat du croiseur Emden à l’U-196 Georges Bernage/Jean-Paul Pallud We offer you an exceptional book chronicling the career of Kapitänleutnant Kentrat. This book presents the outstanding career of this great sailor through his personal papers, letters, his uniform pieces, a rich iconography whose 130 photos on the U-196 (at sea). $135.00 • 350 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • hardback • 978-2-84048-383-0 • French Text


Heimdal Normandie Niemen

Les Paras de la Waffen-SS

Des pilotes de la France libre sur le front russe

Vol. 1 Rüdiger Franz

Jean-Charles Stasi On June 20, 1945, the Normandie-Niemen triumphantly landed at le Bourget before hundreds of thousands of people. Everyone wanted to see the French pilots who came to fight for three years on the Russian front alongside Soviet air forces. All fought well: 273 confirmed victories and 36 probables in 5240 missions. But at what price? Of the 96 pilots involved between the spring of 1943 and the spring of 1945, 42 had not returned. Created in the fall of 1942 by General de Gaulle to represent the free French on the Eastern front, the Normandie-Niemen fighter group was the most titled all-time French air unit who had paid the highest price during the Second World War. $40.00 • 80 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • hardback • 978-2-84048-413-4 • French Text

Wiking Mai 1942-Avril 1943 Vol. 2 Charles Trang There are three volumes of the “Wiking” division by Charles Trang. Volume 1 will cover the period from December 1940 to April 1942 and published in December 2013, Volume 2 will be available in December 2014 and will cover the period from May 1942 to May 1943, Volume 3 will be released in December 2015 and will cover the period from June 1943 to May 1945, one volume per year. $122.00 • 450 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • December 2014 • hardback • 978-2-84048-347-2 • French Text

Here’s a largely unknown subject— battalion of paratroopers of the Waffen-SS was formed in the fall of 1943, in order to carry out special missions. The author, Captain paras of the Luftwaffe (FRG), German Pat, French and US, in the sixties and turned historian, offers a detailed history in three volumes of more than 400 pages each. The first volume is devoted to the operation against the Titoitess troops in Yugoslavia, the second to the commitment in the Baltic countries and the third at operations in Hungary, in the Ardennes and the beachhead of the Oder. All, dedicated to the SS-Fallschirmjäger-battalion 500/600 offers total documentation more thousand photos. $112.00 • 400 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • hardback • 978-2-84048-406-6 • French Text

Sepp Dietrich Thomas Fischer NCO, ‘Sepp’ Dietrich commanded one of the first tanks from history during World War II. Member of the Hitler bodyguards, he took command of the first 117 volunteers on 17 March 1933, the core of the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler which became regimental, brigade and division. This album traces the journey of this Chief, who had created a strong bond with his men and commanded an army tank at the end of the war.

La Légion étrangère en Algérie 1954-1962 Raymond Guyader This detailed study on the uniforms of the Foreign Legion during the war in Algeria has more than 400 collection pieces and about 200 vintage photographs and make us relive this painful war that ended French Algeria, 1939 in 1962, after 23 years of uninterrupted fighting for the Foreign Legion. $116.00 • 256 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • hardback • 978-2-84048-412-7 • French Text

$82.00 • 160 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • June 2015 • hardback • 978-2-84048-411-0 • French Text

Légion Wallonie Vol. 2 Jean-Pierre Pirard $143.00 • 400 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • hardback • 978-2-84048-360-1 • French Text


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Helion & Company Moltke and His Generals A Study in Leadership

Kangzhan Guide to Chinese Ground Forces 1937–45 Leland Ness/Bin Shih

Quintin Barry When Helmuth von Moltke took over as Chief of the Prussian General Staff, the Prussian army had not fought for more than forty years. Yet within a decade and a half he had brought it to the point where it was the strongest in Europe. His successes on the battle field led to his methods being painstakingly analyzed by commentators and slavishly imitated by Western armies. His success was not only due to far sighted strategic planning, the comprehensive reorganization of the General Staff and his grasp of new technologies; it was also due to his leadership of a talented, if disparate, group of subordinates, even if some of them sometimes failed to grasp his overall intentions. This book examines these key relationships. Foremost among these was his collaboration with the able though choleric Karl Leonhard von Blumenthal; their correspondence reflected every aspect of their campaigns. He was also close to the Crown Prince, whose aide de camp he had been. Behind these relationships there existed the vital rapport which Moltke had with their Chiefs of Staff and his own general staff officers. It was on his ability to rely on these men to execute his intentions that his success ultimately depended. $69.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 20 b/w illustrations, 7 maps • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-910294-41-3

This is the first ready reference to the organization and armament of Chinese ground forces during the Sino-Japanese War of 1937–45. The work integrates Chinese, Japanese and Western sources to examine the details of the structure and weapons of the period. This is the first book to deal with the bottom-level underpinnings of this massive army, crucial to an understanding of its tactical and operational utility. An introductory chapter discusses the military operations in China, often given short shrift in World War II histories. The work then traces the evolution of the national army’s organizational structure from the end of the Northern Expedition to the conclusion of World War II. Included are tables of organization and strength reports for the wartime period. The armament section illustrates and details not only the characteristics of the many and varied weapons used in China, many seen nowhere else, but also their acquisition and such local production as was undertaken. This is complemented by a chapter on the arsenals and their evolution and production programs. The Chinese army was one of the largest of the war and it, and Japan’s, fought longer than any other. It faced unique challenges, including fragmented loyalties, huge expanses of territory, poor logistics networks, inadequate arms supplies, and, often, incompetence and corruption. Nevertheless, they fought bravely in major battles through 1941 and were able to counter punch effectively in important regions through the rest of the war.

A Walk Against the Stream A Rhodesian National Service Officer’s Story of the Bush War Tony Ballinger A Walk Against The Stream takes a look at the experiences of a young national service officer in the Rhodesian army. This is a true story, encompassing all eighteen months the author spent at Victoria Falls, Rhodesia, facing enemy territory just across the Zambezi river in Zambia. Initially allocated to 4th platoon, 4 Independent company Rhodesia Regiment (RR) as a subaltern and later on as a 1st Lieutenant in support company 2RR, the story starts with the author’s training and subsequent deployment to the operational area. The events that unfold contain interesting military encounters, with battles against the Zambian army and local terrorists clearly depicted. The style of writing flows easily and graphically, drawing the reader into a half forgotten world. But there is also another aspect to the story: the human side of it. It is an examination of the author’s love of a country falling apart and the relationship that he forms with a local woman in the village; their love, hope and dreams snatched away by unfolding events. This is a riveting personal tale, interspersed with interesting facts and dozens of photographs. All the names and places are real, including the battle scenes with ZIPRA and the Zambian army. $39.95 • 416 pages • 6 x 9 • 50 color and b/w photos • February 2015 • paperback • 978-1910294-43-7

$69.95 • 624 pages • 6 x 9 • 300 b/w photos, 15 maps, 100 tables • May 2015 • paperback • 978-1-910294-42-0

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Helion & Company Last Blood on Pomerania Leon Degrelle and the Walloon Waffen SS Volunteers, February–May 1945 Tomasz Borowski The 28th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division ‘Wallonien’, which mostly consisted of French-speaking citizens of the Kingdom of Belgium – first as part of the Wehrmacht, and later in the ranks of the Waffen SS – fought as one of the national legions against the Red Army on the Eastern Front in February 1942. The Walloons gained fame during the legendary resistance in Cherkassy Pocket, where in early 1944 they lost more than fifty percent of their strength. In the summer of the same year they fought a defensive battle in Estonia in the region of Dorpat, and in February 1945 were directed to Western Pomerania, where until the last days of the war they put up a stubborn resistance to the armies of Stalin. This book, which was originally published in Polish, is based on the unpublished memoirs of participants of these events, and is the first account to describe the Walloons’ participation in the mysterious Pomeranian campaign in such a detailed manner. It tells the tragic story of the Walloon volunteers, who at all costs tried to stop the onrush of the enemy standing at the gates of the Third Reich. The Pomeranian odyssey led by the controversial and infamous Volksführer Leon Degrelle went on for three months, and the trial meant death and courage. Stargard, Altdamm, Neu Rosow – these are locations, that became synonyms for unconditional sacrifice. They are also a symbol of kameradschaft, of a group of tough guys and daredevils, who were determined to stake everything on one throw of the dice. $39.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9 • 140 b/w and color photos, maps • March 2015 • paperback • 978-1-910294-48-2


Phoenix – A Complete History of the Luftwaffe 1918-1945

Victoria’s Harvest

Volume 1 – The Phoenix is Reborn 1918–1934

The tradition of Irish soldiers in the British Army can be traced back many hundreds of years. Henry V at Agincourt faced a superior French army with his small band of brothers that included in their ranks a unit of Irish hoblairs. This force of light cavalry, some 1,500 strong, had left the port of Cork under the command of Thomas Butler, Prior of Kilmainham, and served with the King throughout his campaign in France. By the time of Agincourt the numbers remaining would have been much less, but contributed to an Irish presence nonetheless.

Richard Meredith Based on forty years of detailed research, the Phoenix Project is a unique history of the wartime German Luftwaffe. Going far beyond a simple description of famous air battles and operations the overall work draws extensively on original documents, secondary sources and contemporary accounts to place the Luftwaffe within its proper historical context, gather together its many disparate components and provide a hitherto unpublished balance to its diverse activities. In addition to the lead role of the combat air forces the history provides a proper emphasis to the largely unsung work of the Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Luftwaffe ground forces, Signals Service and the Medical Services. It also examines in detail the vital work of the huge training organization and the organization and role of a continent-wide ground organization. All theaters are covered thus placing a much needed emphasis on the Luftwaffe’s momentous struggle in the East, a theater of operations that was always more urgent and more vital to the Wehrmacht. Throughout this work Luftwaffe activities are set within the wider role of overall military operations and Luftwaffe activity is therefore placed back within its proper context in the overall European conflict. The structure of the Phoenix Project is totally unique. Divisions of themes within the text enable the reader to pursue particular areas of interest throughout the overall work.

The Irish Soldier in the Zulu War of 1879 John Young/David Truesdale

The inclusion of Irish soldiers in the Army continued unabated into reign of Queen Victoria and the General Army Return of 1880 notes the following breakdown of soldiers by place of birth: English 69.7%, Scottish 8%, Irish 20.9% and ‘others’ as 1.3%. The Welsh would appear to be included in the English total. Again this is by place of birth and does not include men born outside Ireland or on foreign stations of Irish parents, nor can it include those who for various reasons lied about their place of birth, a not infrequent occurrence. This book tells the story of some of the Irish men who served as soldiers in Queen Victoria’s Army, before, during and after the Zulu War of 1879. Men who fought not necessarily for a queen or a country, but most often for their regiment; a regiment that had seen numerous fellow Irishmen and often preceding family members serve in its ranks. $59.95 • 320 pages • 6 x 9 • 300 b/w photos, illustrations and maps • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-910294-52-9

$59.95 • 416 pages • 6 x 9 • 115 b/w photos, 5 maps, 3 tables • June 2015 • hardback • 978-1910294-50-5

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Libyan Air Wars Part 2: 1985–1986

Libyan Air Wars Part 3: 1985–1989

Part 2: 1985–1986

Part 3: 1986–1989

Tom Cooper/Albert Grandolini/Arnaud Delande

Tom Cooper/Albert Grandolini/Arnaud Delande

While the first volume in this mini-series spanned the first decade of confrontations between Libya and several of its neighbors, but foremost the USA and France, between 1973 and 1985, the second is to cover the period of less than a year – between mid-1985 and March 1986, when this confrontation reached its first climax.

Confrontations between Libya, and the USA and France reached their highest point in the period between April 1986 and early 1989. In response to a Libyan-instigated and supported series of terror attacks against US citizens and interests in Europe, in April 1986 the USA launched Operation El Dorado Canoyon – a series of raids against carefully selected targets in Libya.

Through mid and late 1985, relations between France and Libya became tense over the situation in Chad. By early 1986, the French felt forced to deploy their air force for an airstrike on the crucial Libyan air base at Wadi Doum, in the north of that country. Tripoli reacted with a highprofile aerial attack on N’Djamena IAP and by bolstering support for its proxies. This eventually provoked Paris to launch its third military intervention in that country, Operation Épervier. $29.95 • 72 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • c 150 color and b/w photos, color profiles, maps • June 2015 • paperback • 978-1-910294-53-6

Simultaneously, the USA and France bolstered the military of the Chadian government, enabling it to subsequently launch an all-out advance against Libyan troops and proxy forces in the north of Libya. This culminated in the series of spectacular campaigns better known as ‘Toyota Wars’, characterized by high speed of operations and surprise. The Chadian Army defeated its opponents in 1987 and nearly launched an invasion of Libya in 1988, successfully concluding this conflict. $29.95 • 72 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • c 150 color and b/w photos, color profiles, maps • June 2015 • paperback • 978-1-910294-54-3

Wars and Insurgencies of Uganda 1971–1994

The Rwandan Patriotic Front 1990–1994

Tom Cooper/Adrien Fontanellaz

Tom Cooper/Adrien Fontanellaz

In 1971, Idi Amin Dada, a former officer of the King’s African Rifles and commander of the Ugandan Army, seized power in a military coup in Uganda. Characterized by human rights abuses, political repression, ethnic persecution, extra judicial killings, nepotism, corruption and gross economic mismanagement, Amin’s rule drove thousands into exile. Amin shifted the country’s orientation in international relations from alliances with the West and Israel, to cooperation with the Soviet Union.

On 1 October 1990, hundreds of Banyarawanda militants that served with the Ugandan Army deserted their posts to form the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) and invade Rwanda. Thus began the Rwandan Civil War, which was to culminate in the famous genocide of nearly one million of Tutsi and moderate Hutus, in 1994.

With Tanzanian leader Julius Nyerere offering sanctuary to Uganda’s ousted president, Milton Obote, Ugandan relations with Tanzania soon became strained too. Already in 1972, a group of Tanzania-based exiles attempted, unsuccessfully, to invade Uganda and remove Amin. By late 1978, following another attempted coup against him, Amin deployed his troops against the mutineers, some of whom fled across the Tanzanian border. The rebellion against him thus spilled over into Tanzania, against whom Uganda then declared a state of war.

Starting with in-depth descriptions of the history of Rwandan political, military and security development, this volume traces the history of the RPA from its emergence as a small-scale insurgent group formed from the ranks of Rwandan refugee diaspora in Uganda; its military operations and related experiences during nearly four years of war against the Rwandan government; and its establishment of control over Kigali, in July 1994. As such, the narrative presented here provides a fascinating and unique insight into the military story behind the emergence of modern-day Rwanda and its military; considered by many to be the ‘Israel of Africa’.

$29.95 • 72 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • c 150 color and b/w photos, color profiles, maps • June 2015 • paperback • 978-1-910294-55-0

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Helion & Company The Battle of Moscow 1941–1942

Soviet Autogyros 1929–1942

The Red Army’s Defensive Operations and Counter-offensive Along the Moscow Strategic Direction

Mikhail Maslov

Soviet General Staff/Richard W. Harrison This work originally appeared in 1943, under the title "Razgrom Nemetskikh Voisk pod Moskvoi" (The Rout of the German Forces Around Moscow). The work was produced by the Red Army General Staff’s military-historical section, which was charged with collecting and analyzing the war’s experience and disseminating it to the army’s higher echelons. This was a collective effort, featuring many different contributors, with Marshal Boris Mikhailovich Shaposhnikov, former chief of the Red Army General Staff and then head of the General Staff Academy, serving as general editor. The study pays particular attention to the Red Army’s resistance to the Germans’ attempts to outflank Moscow from the north. Equally important were the defensive operations to the south of Moscow, where the Germans sought to push forward their other encircling flank. $79.95 • 528 pages • 6 x 9 • 55 maps • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1910294-64-2

The Black Beret

The first Soviet autogyro, KASKR-1, which was developed by engineers Kamov and Skrzhinsky, resembled the Cierva design and flew in 1929. It was purely a test machine, aimed at achieving initial experience in this unknown subject. Further efforts on autogyros were concentrated at the Experimental Aerodynamics Department of the Central Aero and Hydrodynamics Institute (TsAGI) in Moscow. A number of Soviet designers, who later became famous for their works on helicopters, were involved in solving the initial problems of autogyro development. $39.95 • 144 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 186 b/w and color photos, profiles • February 2015 • paperback • 978-1-910294-65-9

Biafra’s War 1967–1970

The History of South Africa’s Armoured Forces Volume 1 – Beginnings to the Invasion of Madagascar 1942

A Tribal Conflict in Nigeria That Left a Million Dead Al J. Venter

Willem Steenkamp Volume 1 of "The Black Beret" starts with the early history of South Africa and ends with the invasion of Madagascar by the South African Forces during WWII. This volume covers topics such as how armor came to the battlefield, the use of horses vs. armored car in German South West Africa in 1915, the first steps to mechanization, the birth of the Tank Corps, and the deployment into East Africa through Abyssinia to Addis Abba during the early years of WWII. We next experience the reverses and victories of the desert campaign with the 4th Armored Car Company amongst others, fighting alongside the Desert Rats, Operation Crusader, the disaster at Tobruk, through the Gazala gallop and on to the victory at El Alamein. We meet the newly reconstituted SA Armored Corps training at Khatadba in Egypt for deployment in the Italian campaign with the famous South African 6th Armored Division, and we ride with the armor element that takes part in the invasion of Madagascar. $79.95 • 608 pages • 6 x 9 • 275 b/w photos, 16 maps • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-910294-68-0


The material presented in this book describes the history of the development, testing and limited operations of early Soviet autogyros. As in the rest of the world, autogyros appeared in the Soviet Union in a period of full exploration of the skies by airplanes and after the first unsuccessful experiences with helicopters. Enormous hopes were linked to the advent of autogyros among Soviet operating departments in the beginning of the 1930s. However an array of technical factors hindered their active introduction into civil and military service.

Almost half a century has passed since the Nigerian Civil War ended. But memories die hard, because a million or more people perished in that internecine struggle, the majority women and children, who were starved to death. Biafra’s war was modern Africa’s first extended conflict. It lasted almost three years and was based largely on ethnic, by inference, tribal grounds. It involved, on the one side, a largely Christian or animist southeastern quadrant of Nigeria which called itself Biafra, pitted militarily against the country’s more populous and preponderant Islamic north. These divisions – almost always brutal – persist. Not a week goes by without reports coming in of Christian communities or individuals persecuted by Islamic zealots. This book is an important contribution towards understanding Nigeria’s ethnic divisions, which are no better today than they were then. $59.95 • 272 pages • 6 x 9 • 100 b/w and color photos, 4 maps • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-910294-69-7

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Helion & Company Four Ball, One Tracer Commanding Executive Outcomes in Angola and Sierra Leone Roelf van Heerden/Andrew Hudson Brutally honest and devoid of hyperbole, this is Roelf van Heerden’s Executive Outcomes. Unapologetic, unassuming and forthright, the combat exploits of Executive Outcomes (EO) in Angola and Sierra Leone are recounted for the first time by a battlefield commander who was physically on the ground during all their major combat operations. From fighting UNITA for the critical oil installations and diamond fields of Angola to the offensive against the RUF in Sierra Leone to capture the Kono diamond fields and the palace coup which ousted Captain Valentine Strasser, van Heerden was at the forefront. He tells of the tragedy of child soldiers, illegal diamond mining and the curse of government soldiers who turn on their own people; he tells of RUF atrocities, the harrowing attempt to rescue a downed EO pilot and the poignant efforts to recover the remains of EO soldiers killed in action. Coupled with van Heerden’s gripping exposé, hitherto unpublished photographs, order of battle charts and battle maps offer unprecedented access to the major actions as they took place on the ground during the heydays of EO. $49.95 • 312 pages • 6 x 9 • 56 pages of color photos, b/w maps • April 2015 • paperback • 978-1-910294-71-0

Portugal’s Guerilla Wars in Africa Lisbon’s Three Wars in Angola, Mozambique and Portugese Guinea 1961–74 Al J. Venter Portugal's three wars in Africa in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea (GuinéBissau today) lasted almost 13 years - longer than the United States Army fought in Vietnam. Yet they are among the most underreported conflicts of the modern era. Commonly referred to as Lisbon's Overseas War (Guerra do Ultramar) or in the former colonies, the War of Liberation (Guerra de Libertação), these struggles played a seminal role in ending white rule in Southern Africa. Though hardly on the scale of hostilities being fought in South East Asia, the casualty count by the time a military coup d'état took place in Lisbon in April 1974 was significant. It was certainly enough to cause Portugal to call a halt to violence and pull all its troops back to the Metropolis. Ultimately, Lisbon was to move out of Africa altogether, when hundreds of thousands of Portuguese nationals returned to Europe, the majority having left everything they owned behind. Independence for all the former colonies, including the Atlantic islands, followed soon afterwards. Lisbon ruled its African territories for more than five centuries, not always undisputed by its black and mestizo subjects, but effectively enough to create a lasting Lusitanian tradition. That imprint is indelible and remains engraved in language, social mores and cultural traditions that sometimes have more in common with Europe than with Africa.

Over Fields of Fire Flying the Sturmovik in Action on the Eastern Front 1942–45 Anna TimofeevaEgorova During the 1930s the Soviet Union launched a major effort to create a modern Air Force. That process required training tens of thousands of pilots. Among those pilots were larger numbers of young women, training shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. A common training program of the day involved studying in ‘flying clubs’ during leisure hours, first using gliders and then training planes. Following this, the best graduates could enter military schools to become professional combat pilots or flight navigators. The author of this book passed through all of those stages and had become an experienced training pilot when the USSR entered the war. Volunteering for front line duty, the author flew 130 combat missions piloting the U2 biplane in a liaison squadron. In the initial period of the war, the German Luftwaffe dominated the sky. Daily combat sorties demanded bravery and skill from the pilots of the liaison squadron operating obsolete, unarmed planes. Over the course of a year the author was shot down by German fighters three times but kept flying nevertheless. In late 1942 Anna Egorova became the first female pilot to fly the famous Sturmovik (ground attack) plane that played a major role in the ground battles of the Eastern Front. This is a quite unique story of courage, determination and bravery in the face of tremendous personal adversity. $39.95 • 208 pages • 6 x 9 • b/w photos • April 2015 • paperback • 978-1-910294-74-1

$49.95 • 544 pages • 6 x 9 • profusely illustrated with color and b/w photos, maps • March 2015 • paperback • 978-1-910294-73-4

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Cavalier Capital Oxford in the English Civil War 1642–1646 John Barratt This is the first detailed account of Oxford’s role as "Royalist capital" to appear for almost threequarters of a century, examines all aspects of Oxford’s experience in the English Civil War. $49.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9 • 58 b/w illustrations, 2 maps • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-91029458-1

Early Modern Systems of Command Queen Anne’s Generals, Staff Officers and the Direction of Allied Warfare in the Low Countries and Germany, 1702–1711 Stewart Stansfield This book explores the lives individuals led on campaign and the nature of the apparatus of command they formed. It examines topics as diverse as corruption, logistics, military justice and intelligence-gathering.

Marlborough’s Other Army The British Army and the Campaigns of the First Peninsula War, 1702–1712 Nick Dorrell This is a detailed look at the army that fought the Spanish and Portuguese campaigns of Marlborough’s war and the war in Iberia. $59.95 • 160 pages • 6 x 9 • 15 maps • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-910294-63-5

The Sikh Wars Source Book The Rise and Fall of the Khalsa, 1799-1849 Andrew Preziosi This is the first comprehensive work dealing with the Anglo-Sikh Wars fought in India between 1845 and 1849. $69.95 • 496 pages • 6 x 9 • 175 color and b/w illustrations, maps • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1910294-29-1

$69.95 • 304 pages • 6 x 9 • 13 color and b/w illustrations, 2 maps, 9 tables • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-910294-47-5

Experiences of a young British officer in India, 1845-1849 The Illustrated Journal of Charles Nedham Peter Harrington Charles Nedham's journal offers glimpses of life in peace and war in India, as well as the contempt and prejudices shown by the British towards the native population. $29.95 • 112 pages • 6 x 9 • 26 b/w illustrations • June 2015 • paperback • 978-1-910294-38-3


The Studnitz Wars The Wartime Journals of a Prussian Cavalry General 1849–71

Brave as a Lion The Life and Times of Field Marshal Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough

Gilbert von Studnitz

Christopher Brice

The journal of Prussian Major General Benno von Studnitz has been translated and edited by his great-grandson and appears for the first time in English.

Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough, is an interesting and controversial figure of the late Georgian and early Victorian British Army.

$39.95 • 152 pages • 6 x 9 • 5 b/w illustrations • April 2015 • paperback • 978-1-910294-40-6

$59.95 • 464 pages • 6 x 9 • 40 b/w illustrations, 10 maps • June 2015 • hardback • 978-1-91029461-1

Bishop Gwynne Deputy Chaplain-General to the British Armies on the Western Front during the First World War Neville Benyon This new study of BEF Deputy Chaplain General Llewellyn Henry Gwynne's (1863–1957) philosophy and work explores his formative years including his time at St John’s Theological College, Highbury. $69.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 b/w photos • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-910294-60-4

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Helion & Company Mud, Blood and Determination The History of the 46th (North Midland) Division in the Great War

Stemming the Tide Officers and Leadership in the British Expeditionary Force 1914

Simon Peaple

Spencer Jones

This groundbreaking modern history of the 46th (North Midland) Division draws upon a vast array of largely neglected sources from a variety of archives, and challenges some comfortable assumptions.

This collection offers a broad picture of command at all levels of the BEF through a series of biographical essays on key officers.

Delville Wood in the Somme was the most famous battle ever fought by South Africans. Through this action other nations learnt to respect the fighting qualities of the men from the fledgling Union of South Africa.

$49.95 • 384 pages • 6 x 9 • b/w photos, 8 pages of color maps • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-910294-72-7

$69.95 • 320 pages • 6 x 9 • 200 b/w photos, 8 color maps • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1910294-37-6

Pyramids and Poppies The 1st South African Infantry Brigade in Libya, France and Flanders 1915–1919

Die in Battle, Do Not Despair The Indians on Gallipoli, 1915

$69.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 50 b/w photos, 8 color maps, 2 tables • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-910294-66-6

Gott Strafe England The German Air Assault against Great Britain 1914–1918 Volume 2 Nigel Parker This book continues the detailed analysis of the German Strategic Air Offensive against Great Britain through the years 1917 and 1918. $59.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 50 b/w photos and maps • June 2015 • hardback • 978-1-91029451-2

Peter K.A. Digby The book tells the very personal story of the Brigade on the Western Front during the Great War 1914–1918: “The war to end all wars”. $69.95 • 464 pages • 6 x 9 • profusely illustrated with b/w photos, maps • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-910294-62-8

Dearest Mother First World War letters home from a young Sapper officer in France and Salonika

Padre, Prisoner and Pen-pusher The World War One experiences of the Reverend Benjamin O’Rorke

Andrew Baines/Joanna Palmer

Peter Howson

John Stanhope Baines was on active service in France and Salonika during the First World War. Throughout this time he wrote to his ‘Dearest Mother’, who had studied classics at Cambridge before being widowed when John was three. $49.95 • 384 pages • 6 x 9 • 100 b/w photos and illustrations • March 2015 • paperback • 978-1-910294-57-4

Few army chaplains had as varied a career during the First World War as the Reverend Benjamin O’Rorke. The central part of the book is a transcription of the diary he kept during January to June 1918. $49.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9 • 12 b/w photos, 1 map • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-91029470-3

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Hold at All Costs! The Epic Battle of Delville Wood 1916 Ian Uys

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Peter Stanley In 1915 about 15,000 Indian troops – two or three times as many as previously thought – served in the dramatic and doomed eight-month Gallipoli campaign. $59.95 • 304 pages • 6 x 9 • 85 b/w photos, 8 color maps • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1910294-67-3

Playing the Game The British Junior Infantry Officer on the Western Front 1914-1918 Christopher Moore-Bick The British Army expanded significantly during the First World War, creating a huge demand for new officers to lead the infantry through the horrors and privations of trench warfare. This book examines the lives of these junior infantry officers. $39.95 • 312 pages • 6 x 9 • b/w photos • 2014 • paperback • 978-1-910294-75-8


Helion & Company Rebuilding Britain

Shadow Factories

Operation Dynamo

The Aftermath of the Second World War

Britain’s Production Facilities and the Second World War

The Evacuation from Dunkirk, May–June 1940

David Rogers Undoubtedly, the Second World War was one of the darkest periods of history. With untold losses and countless with physical and mental scars, there was little to celebrate except the relief of closure. Yet what happened once the noise of the shelling subsided and the smoke dissipated? Unemployment, power cuts, rationing, national service etc. were difficult to deal with, especially taking into account the physical nature of even some of the most basic tasks. $45.00 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 35 b/w illustrations • May 2015 • paperback • 978-1-910294-45-1

Commanding Far Eastern Skies A Critical Analysis of the Royal Air Force Air Superiority Campaign in India, Burma and Malaya 1941–1945 Peter Preston-Hough The war in the Far East between 1941 and 1945 is occasionally referred to as the ‘Forgotten War’ and this description extends to the way the campaign’s air war has been analyzed. This book will examine how the Allies lost air superiority during the initial exchanges, and then how technical and material difficulties were overcome before air superiority was won in 1944, and air supremacy was gained in 1945. $79.95 • 320 pages • 6 x 9 • 10 b/w photos, 13 maps, 13 tables • April 2015 • hardback • 9781-910294-44-4


Tim Benbow

David Rogers Some, if not most of the physical cost of war, is spent in the constant supply of materials including armaments and machines to the troops – wherever they happen to be fighting. Of course the Services have always needed supplies of uniforms, equipment and machines. Where relevant, examples are provided from across the United Kingdom and cover an extensive range of machines and vehicles. $45.00 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 40 b/w illustrations • April 2015 • paperback • 978-1-910294-46-8

‘An Agony Continued’ The British Army in Northern Ireland 1980–83

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Ken Wharton This book will look at the period which encompassed the 48 months of 1980 and 1983. It was a near half-decade which saw the Hyde Park and Regent’s Park massacre of soldiers and horses from the Blues and Royals and the cowardly bombing of the Royal Green Jackets’ band. This book will look at the period which encompassed the 48 months of 1980 and 1983. It was a near half-decade which saw the Hyde Park and Regent’s Park massacre of soldiers and horses from the Blues and Royals. $59.95 • 448 pages • 6 x 9 • 80 b/w photos and maps • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-91029439-0

Few episodes in warfare are as famous as the evacuation of the British expeditionary force and many French troops from Dunkirk. It was a very British success, pulling something of a victory from the jaws of defeat – a triumph in the face of catastrophe. This volume reproduces the complete text of the Battle Summary written shortly after the war by the Admiralty historical staff, comprising a detailed and authoritative account of these dramatic events. $79.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 4 color maps, 3 tables • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1910294-59-8

A Tough Nut to Crack – Andersonstown Voices from 9 Battery Royal Artillery in Northern Ireland, November 1971March 1972 Steve Corbett This book is a record of the violent clashes which took place on an almost daily basis on housing estates which looked no different than those found on mainland Britain. After the events of ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Londonderry on the 30 January 1972 in which thirteen civilians were shot dead, the attacks against the soldiers intensified to an unprecedented scale. The whole community of Andersonstown appeared to rise up against the small band of men from 9 Battery. $49.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 60 b/w and color photos, 1 map • April 2015 • paperback • 9781-910294-49-9

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Histoire & Collections GI Souvenirs

Sherman in the Pacific

Henri-Paul Enjames


Among the many Americans who fought to liberate Europe in 1944, some arrived on the battlefield with no combat experience while others were already veterans of the North African and Italian campaigns.

Raymond Giuliani

At a time when many veterans of World War II are quickly diminishing, it is important to treasure these moving testimonies of a painful past.

This book tells the extraordinary story of the M4 Sherman tank in the Pacific theater of operations during World War 2. Through carefully selected and unpublished photographs, you will discover the extraordinary metamorphosis of the famous American tank, its first disastrous engagement on “Bloody Atoll” Tarawa, in the island of Okinawa, the last bastion of the Rising Sun. The terrible experience of fire against an enemy, as brave as fanatical, required Americans to adapt and transform the Sherman to resist and win the war. Nearly 350 photos, thirty specific profiles paired with contemporary photographs and maps of each of the battles, this richly illustrated book is of high visual value for all lovers of the Sherman tank.

$59.95 • 244 pages • 9 x 12 • 1000 photos • February 2015 • paperback • 978-235250-398-9

$54.95 • 144 pages • 9 x 12 • December 2014 • hardback • 978-2-35250-283-8

This book traces the career of fifty soldiers, who, during the conflict held a variety of positions: shock troops, bomber pilot, quartermaster aboard a destroyer or chaplain in a motorized cavalry unit. Several nurses and a telephone operator are included and demonstrate the commitment of the female staff. A short genealogical study precedes each story, allowing the reader to discover the origins and family background of each personnel. A study of official records as well as archival documents kept by the soldier helps trace his military career from draft to theater. The author offers additional perspective through historical newspapers and walking units, providing valuable information on the progress of the fighting that would lead to victory and homecoming for the luckiest.

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L’Aviation Le Mirage F1 US Forces in Frederic Lert Francaise pendant Vietnam $34.95 • 128 pages • 8 x 9.5 • la Premiere 1968–1975 February 2015 • paperback • 978Guillaume Rousseaux Guerre Mondiale 2-352504-07-8 • French Text Vital Ferry

$49.95 • 176 pages • 9 x 12 • February 2015 • paperback • 9782-352503-69-9

$29.95 • 978-2-352-50287-6 • 2015

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Artillery and the Gribeauval System 1786–1815 Volume II Ludovic Letrun / Jean-Marie Mongin $29.95 • 978-2-352-50396-5 • February 2015


Kagero The Heavy Cruiser Lützow Stefan Draminski The text part of this book describes technical specifications of the ship and her operational history in detail. This is accompanied by more than 100 color illustrations showing Lutzow’s appearance during Operation Rösselsprung, July 1942. Elements that are shown in detail include armament, rangefinders, radar, searchlights, catapult with aircraft, etc. Blueprints in 1:350, 1:200, 1:100 and 1:50 scales (general views and details) are included on a separate sheet. This publication is an invaluable help to any modeler working on this ships’ replica. $26.95 • 80 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 140 graphics • Now Available • paperback • 978-83-64596-07-0

The Aircraft Carrier Kaga Stefan Draminski Japanese aircraft carrier “Kaga”. She was initially being built as a battleship, but as a result of a coincidence she became one of the first large carriers in history. She was a part of Japanese Kidÿ Butai, a group of carriers that decided about the power of the Imperial Japanese Navy during the first half-year of the war in Pacific. After a daring attack on Pearl Harbor followed by a series of further victories there was a reversal during the battle of Midway, when “Kaga” and three accompanying carriers were destroyed which ultimately buried Japan’s chances for winning the war. $26.95 • 80 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 120 graphics and scale drawings • December 2014 • paperback • 978-83-64596-22-3

AMX-30 Char de Bataille 1966–2006 Vol. II M.P. Robinson The AMX-30 was France’s principal battle tank for over 30 years and continues to serve the French Army in later forms even to this day. In this first work of a two volume study examining the history of the AMX-30 battle tank, M.P. Robinson describes the development and introduction to service of this long serving weapon system. Photographic coverage in Volume 1 is focused on the AMX-30B gun tank, its service life and the supporting vehicles that served alongside it in the Arme Blindée Cavalerie in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Over 150 color and black and white photographs tell the story of this tank in its environment, as well as in detail, for the historian and modeler alike. $24.95 • 80 pages • 8 x 11 • 200 photos, 8 color profiles • Now Available • paperback • 978-83-64596-04-9


Sturmgeschütz IV

Panzerjäger 38 (t)

Lukasz Gladysiak

Lukasz Gladysiak/Tomasz Idzikowksi/Marek Jaszczolt

Hetzer & G13

$24.95 • 84 pages • 8 x 11 • archive photos and color profiles • December 2014 • paperback • 978-83-64596-23-0


$24.95 • 80 pages • 8 x 11 • archive photos, color profiles • 2014 • paperback • 978-8364596-20-9

Mariusz Motyka/Hubert Michalski/Mike Koenig/Stefan Draminski $24.95 • 80 pages • 8 x 11 • archive photos, color profiles • 2014 • paperback • 978-8364596-13-1

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Kagero Japanese Fighters in Defense of the Homeland, 1941–1944 Vol. 1 Leszek A. Wieliczko When the Empire of Japan started the war against Western powers in 1941, it had only a small number of air force units deployed on the Japanese home islands in order to defend them. The Doolittle Raid on 18 April 1942 came as such a shock for the Japanese High Command that it caused structural changes within the Japanese air defense system and speeded up the introduction of new types of fighters. Much bigger threat for Japan emerged in the mid of June 1944 when the first air raid of B-29 bombers reached the Japanese home islands. Since that moment protecting Japanese cities from the devastating blows carried out by the U.S. bombers became the General Defense Command (Boei Soshirebu) main task. Volume I describes the forming process of the Japanese air defense system since the creation of the General Defense Command in July 1941, throughout the structural changes within the following years, preparations to counter the U.S. bomb raids until the air battles fought between June and December 1944 in the defense of Japan. This part of the book also includes descriptions of all major types of Japanese fighters which were deployed in air defense units. $20.95 • 80 pages • 8 x 11 • 73 archive photos, 12 color profiles • Now Available • paperback • 978-83-64596-06-3

Vought F4U Corsair Vol. II Tomasz Szlagor/Leszek A. Wieliczko The second part of a monograph on F4U Corsair covers changes made in their late variants from F4U-1D to F4U-7 and their camouflage and markings. Each variant is specified and described. The book discusses the combat use of F4Us in FAA units, late U.S. Navy campaigns in the PTO during WW2 and the battles against Soviet MiG-15s during the Korean War. The subsequent chapters are devoted to French use of Corsairs in Indochina and F4U’s service in the Honduran and Salvadoran air forces during the Soccer War in 1969. The book includes technical data, lists of F4U squadrons as of September 1945, USMC & USN Corsair aces and many more. Monographs focuses on an individual type of aircraft. Each monograph contains descriptions of the aircraft’s origin, its variants and combat history. Each volume includes several hundred archive photographs, technical scale drawings and color profile artwork. Each book also has free extras for modelers, with decals and masking foil. $24.95 • 112 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 5 painting schemes • Now Available • paperback • 978-83-64596-08-7

Crickets against Rats Junkers Ju 88 Vol. I The Battleship Marek J. Murawski/Marek Rys Haruna

Regia Aeronautica in the Spanish Civil War 1936-1937 vol. I Marek Sobski $20.95 • 80 pages • 8 x 11 • 110 archive photos, 10 color profiles • December 2014 • paperback • 978-83-64596-16-2

$24.95 • 120 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 124 b/w photos, 120 graphics • 2014 • paperback • 978-83-6459611-7

The Battleship USS Missouri

Waldemar Goralski

Witold Koszela

$19.95 • 24 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • color profiles, drawing sheets • December 2014 • paperback • 97883-64596-21-6

$19.95 • 32 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 29 drawing sheets, color profiles • 2014 • paperback • 978-83-6459612-4

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Legenda / Lorimer Politics and the Individual in France 1930–1950

Britain, Spain and the Treaty of Utrecht 1713–2013

Jessica Wardhaugh

Trevor J. Dadson

The crises and conflicts of mid-century Europe highlight the fragility of individual life and commitment. Yet this was a time at which individuals engaged in politics on an unprecedented scale, whether in movements, parties and street politics, through culture, or by the choices confronted in war and occupation. Focusing on France, and bringing together historians of politics, literature, philosophy, art, and film, this volume sheds new light on the imagination and experience of the political individual in the age of the masses. From a controversial art exhibition on Algeria to the private diary of a Jewish lawyer in Occupied Paris, these case studies illuminate the specificities of French ideas and experiences in mid-century Europe. They also contribute to a deeper understanding of memory, agency, and responsibility in times of crisis.

In July 1713 Great Britain and Spain signed a ‘Treaty of Peace and Friendship’ that brought to an end a conflict that had begun in 1701, following the death the year before of the Spanish King Charles II, who died without leaving a direct descendant or heir. The War of the Spanish Succession that ensued involved the major European powers who all had an interest in the question of who would occupy the Spanish throne. As a result of the various peace treaties that were signed between 1713 and 1714 between the warring countries — Spain, Britain, France, the Austrian Empire, the Dutch Republic —, the Bourbon candidate became king of Spain as Philip V, but Spain lost its last European possessions (the Spanish Netherlands, Naples, Sicily, and Sardinia, among others) and ceded to Great Britain the island of Minorca and Gibraltar. Considered by many historians to be the first real world war, as it involved fighting in the Americas as well as in Europe, the War of the Spanish Succession changed the map of Europe and led to significant alterations in the balance of power.

$89.50 • 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909662-24-7 • Legenda

$89.50 • 7 x 10 • 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909662-22-3 • Legenda

The Avro Arrow

Canada’s Bastions of Empire

The Story of the Great Canadian Cold War Combat Jet – in Pictures and Documents

Halifax, Victoria and the Royal Navy 1749–1918

Lawrence Miller

Bryan Elson

When it first flew in 1957, the Avro Arrow was the world's best supersonic combat aircraft. Designed to protect Canada against the military threat posed by the Soviet Union, it was the proudest achievement of the engineers and designers who came out of Canada's world-leading aircraft industry. They had delivered other notable aircraft, including the world's first passenger jet, but the Arrow put them ahead of everyone else in the field. Yet, after only six airplanes were built, the Arrow was killed. It was canceled by a Conservative government overnight—thousands lost their jobs. Its builder, Avro Aircraft, was ruined, and with it went an important high-tech industry. Astonishingly, the government ordered the finished airplanes cut up and destroyed. Nothing was to remain—and nothing did. Using hundreds of photos, most in color, along with original documents, this book tells this amazing story—a key development in Canada's Cold War history. $34.95 • 128 pages • 8 x 10 • 200 color and b/w visuals • 2014 • hardback • 978-1-4594-0727-5 • Lorimer

This book offers a fresh perspective on North American history, and the key role played by Halifax and Victoria in ensuring Canada's emergence as an independent country. Bryan Elson shows how the British presence in Halifax, and later in Victoria, stood in the way of US designs on Canada. American leaders knew that the British Navy, with its bases on both coasts, had the power to cut them off from the rest of the world with a naval blockade. The American threat to Canada was effectively countered by the British presence in these two cities. The two bastions played their most important role in the early years of the First World War. As Bryan Elson explains, in 1914 the United States stood aside while the British Empire, including Canada, took on Germany. Meanwhile, on the west coast the Equimault naval base was buttressed by the extraordinary action of the B.C. provincial government – which at the start of the war bought two new submarines from a shipyard in Seattle for the fledgling Canadian navy. $29.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • 100 photographs • 2014 • hardback • 978-14595-0326-7 • Lorimer


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MMP Italian Artillery of WWII Ralph A. Riccio/Enrico Finazzer This book covers technical aspects of the artillery pieces used by Italian Army during WWI. It also covers modern and WWI guns of Italian origin, German or war booty guns, self-propelled guns and artillery tractors. Included are technical details and scale plans of every described piece. $69.00 • 200 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • b/w photos, scale plans • May 2015 • hardback • 978-83-63678-61-6

Irish Coastal Landings 1922

German Aircraft Instrument Panels

Ralph A. Riccio

Vol. 1

This book is a history of Irish National Army coastal landings, many of which have been previously unreported in histories of the Irish Civil War, that were carried out against Republican forces from July through December 1922. It provides details on each of the landings to include specific landing sites, the ships used to transport the troops, number of troops, armored cars and artillery involved, casualties, major personalities who participated, and objectives achieved. In addition to period photos of the ships, equipment and troops involved, the text is also supported by both vintage and current comparative photographs of most of the landing sites. The book also includes, for the first time ever, superb scale drawings of all of the ships involved in the landings. $49.00 • 160 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • b/w photos • February 2015 • paperback • 978-83-63678-60-9

Dariusz Karnas This book from the new series “INSIDE” shows detailed drawings of the German aircraft instrument panels in great detail. Also every single instrument is shown in the separate big drawing. Instrument panels of the following aircraft: Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4, Messerschmitt Bf 110E Fieseler Fi-156 Storch Focke Wulf Fw 190A-3 Henschel Hs 123 Junkers Ju 88A-4 $29.00 • 40 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • color drawings • November 2014 • hardback • 978-83-63678-55-5

Albatros Fighter Aircraft of WWI

F–104 Starfighter Special Camouflages

Dave Douglass

Lieuwe de Vries

This book from the new series “Spotlight On” shows detailed drawings of the German famous WWI fighter family – Albatros.

This book from the new series “Spotlight On” shows detailed drawings (profiles) of the F-104 Starfighters in special camouflages.

Book contains color and very detailed profiles showing the variety of the Albatros family camouflages with very comprehensive captions.

Book contains color and very detailed profiles showing the variety of the F-104 family special camouflages with very comprehensive captions.

$35.00 • 48 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • color profiles • November 2014 • hardback • 978-83-63678-57-9

$35.00 • 48 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • color profiles • January 2015 • hardback • 978-83-63678-58-6

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Cruisers of the 1st Rank. Avrora, Diana, Pallada

Polish Wings No. 20

Polish Wings No. 21

Yakovlev Yak-1, Yak-3, Yak-7, Yak-9

MiG-29 “Ko´sciuszko Squadron” Commemorative Schemes

Aleksiey V Skvorcov

Wojciech Zmyslony/Wojciech Sankowski

A monograph dedicated to the story of construction, building and service of the three sister-ships – “Aurora”, ”Diana” and “Pallada”, commissioned into the Russian Navy in the beginning of XX century.

The next book in the popular Polish Wings series is on the most famous Soviet Yaks fighter’s family. Covers Yak-1, Yak-3, Yak-7 and Yak-9 in Polish Air Force during WWII and in late 40s.

All of them participated Russo-Japanese War 1904–1905, the first two struggled in the Baltic Sea during WWI (1914–1918).

More than 200 photos, mostly unpublished, and many color profiles.

More than 300 photos, mostly unpublished, and many scale plans including original ones.

$29.00 • 96 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • b/w photos color profiles • February 2015 • paperback • 978-83-63678-63-0

Wojtek Matusiak/Robert Gretzyngier The next book in the popular Polish Wings series is on the famous MiG-29 in Polish Air Forces. It covers “Ko´sciuszko Squadron" Commemorative Schemes in the deepest detail. Book was written by the authors’ of the original schemes. Polish legendary pilots have been honored; Feric, Pisarek, Krasnodebski, Urbanowicz, Zumbach, and Merian Cooper. More than 200 color photos, mostly unpublished, and many color profiles.

$69.00 • 200 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • b/w photos, scale plans • March 2015 • hardback • 978-8363678-56-2

$29.00 • 96 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • color photos color profiles • April 2015 • paperback • 97883-63678-64-7

Scale Plans series Scale Plans No. Scale Plans No. Scale Plans No. Scale Plans No. Scale Plans No. 16 Junkers Ju 15 Polikarpov 14 P-51D 13. PZL TS-11 12. I.A.R.80, 87 Stuka I–16 Mustang ISKRA I.A.R.81 Dariusz Karnas Dariusz Karnas Dariusz Karnas Dariusz Karnas Series 106-150 & 301-450 Scale plans in 1/72 1/48 and 1/32 of Junkers Ju 87 Stuka. All versions are shown. $11.99 • 12 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • scale plans • November 2014 • paperback • 97883-63678-70-8


Scale plans in 1/72 1/48 and 1/32 of I-16 Soviet fighter.

$11.99 • 12 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • scale plans • November 2014 • paperback • 97883-63678-69-2

Scale plans of P51D Mustang. All subversions in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale.

$11.99 • 12 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • scale plans • November 2014 • paperback • 97883-63678-65-4

Scale plans in 1/72 1/48 and 1/32 of PZL TS-11 Iskra.

$11.99 • 12 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • scale plans • Now Available • paperback • 97883-63678-54-8

Radu Brizan

Scale plans in 1/72 1/48 and 1/32 of I.A.R.80, I.A.R.81. Series 106-150 & 301-450 $11.99 • 12 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • scale plans • Now Available • paperback • 9788363678531

Scale Plans No. Scale Plans No. 11: P-39 10 Henschel Hs Aircobra 123 Dariusz Karnas

Dariusz Karnas

Scale plans of all P-39 Airacobra versions in 1/48 and 1/32 scale

Scale plans in 1/48 and 1/32 of Henschel Hs 123. Includes all subversions.

$11.99 • 12 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • scale plans • 2014 • paperback • 97883-63678-52-4

$11.99 • 12 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • scale plans • Now Available • paperback • 97883-63678-50-0

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Lutterworth Press / Oxbow / Oxbow Archaeologys Sveti Pavao Shipwreck

Oceans Odyssey 4

A 16th century Venetian Merchantman from Mljet, Croatia

Pottery from the Tortugas Shipwreck, Straits of Florida A Merchant Vessel from Spain’s 1622 Tierra Firme Fleet

Carlo Beltrame Between 2007 and 2012 the Department for Underwater Archaeology of the Croatian Conservation Institute from Zagreb and the Department of Humanistic Studies of the Ca' Foscari University of Venice collaborated in the recording, underwater excavation and analysis of the unusually well-preserved wreck of a 16th century Venetian merchant man in the Sveti Pavao shallow off the southern shore of the island of Mljet, Croatia. The shipwreck preserved many personal possessions of the crew as well as a number of bronze artillery pieces and the remains of a cargo of luxury and richly decorated ceramic material from Iznik and other oriental workshops. Although the excavation is not complete, this volume presents the results of the project so far. The methodological and technical aspects of the underwater investigation of the site, mainly by photogrammetry, are described. $70.00 • 200 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • b/w and color illustrations • Now Available • paperback • 978-1-78297-706-3 • Oxbow Books

Remember Me To All' The archaeological recovery and identification of soldiers who fought and died in the battle of Fromelles 1916 Louise Loe/Caroline Barker/Kate Brady/Margaret Cox During the First World War, 250 soldiers were buried behind enemy lines in unmarked mass graves on the outskirts of the village of Fromelles, Northern France. They were among several thousand Australian and British soldiers who were killed in the Battle of Fromelles on the 19th and 20th July 1916, the first action on the Western Front to involve the Australian Imperial Force. This volume describes Oxford Archaeology’s contribution to a joint Australian and British government mission, under the management of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, to recover the soldiers and rebury them with full military honors in a new Commonwealth War Graves cemetery in Fromelles. Bringing together an international team of forensic and investigative professionals, Oxford Archaeology excavated and scientifically examined the remains of the soldiers and items – remnants of uniforms, insignia, and poignant mementoes of home, among them a return train ticket and a heart-shaped leather pouch – buried with them. $50.00 • 288 pages • 233 illustrations, 142 tables • December 2014 • hardback • 978-0-904220-75-9 • Oxford Archaeology

Greg Stemm The Tortugas shipwreck excavated at a depth of 405 meters in the Straits of Florida contained a major collection of 3,800 intact and fragmentary olive jars, tablewares, cooking vessels and tobacco pipes. Identified as the Portuguese-built and Spanish-operated 117-ton Buen Jesús y Nuestra Señora del Rosario, the ship’s Seville dominated tablewares are a revealing index of unchanged cultural tastes and continued production at the end of Spain’s Golden Age. For cooking the crew relied on Afro-Caribbean colonoware, possibly the first recorded archaeological evidence of maritime slavery in the Americas fleets. Two tin-glazed plates painted with papal coat of arms – the Keys of Heaven and triple crown – may have been used by Spain-bound clergymen from the newly formed Sacred Congregation of the Propagation of the Faith. Samples of all ceramics were subjected to Inductively-Coupled Plasma Spectrometry (ICPS) analysis to determine vessel origins. $45.00 • 280 pages • Now Available • hardback • 978-1-78297-710-0 • Oxbow Books

Canadian Churches and the First World War Gordon L. Heath Most accounts of Canada and the First World War either ignore or merely mention in passing the churches’ experience. Canadian Churches and the First World War addresses this surprising neglect, exploring the marked relationship between Canada’s ‘Great War’ and Canadian churches in intricate detail. The authors of this volume provide a detailed summary of various Christian traditions and the war, both synthesizing and furthering previous research. In addition to examining the experience of Roman Catholics (English and French speaking), Anglicans, Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists, Lutherans, Mennonites, and Quakers, there are chapters on precedents formed during the South African War, the work of military chaplains, and the roles of church women on the home front. Reprinted in the centenary year of the conflict’s outbreak, this book acts as a sobering reminder of the devastating impact the Great War had on Canada – and the rest of the world – in the early twentieth century. It will inspire those with a keen interest in theological, military and women’s history, along with academics and students whose areas of research cover the monumental events of 1914-18. $50.00 • 310 pages • 5 b/w images, 7 tables • Now Available • paperback • 978-0-7188-9358-3 • Lutterworth Press

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Pritzker Military / RN Publishing / Tattered Flag The History and Heritage of U.S. Navy SEALs

On War The Best Military Histories LIMITED EDITION

Tom Hawkins

Atkinson/D’Este/Hastings/McPherson/Millet O’Brien/Weinberg From a one-time printing of 100 limited edition copies, this enumerated, leather-bound copy of "On War: The Best Military Histories" features original signatures by each of its award-winning authors. It is embossed with gold leaf accents and is housed in a custom clamshell case, along with an inset silver commemorative coin. As long as men have gone into battle, men have studied war. Herodotus and Tacitus were classic historians, analyzing the background of events. Thucydides used interviews to tell the story of the Peloponnesian War and Plutarch wrote biographies of famous people like Caesar and Alexander. Sun Tzu, Homer, and Clausewitz remain required reading for those studying military affairs today. $1,000.00 • 264 pages • 8 x 10.25 • 6 illustrations, 2 maps, 36 b/w photos • 2015 • hardback • 978-0-9897928-2-0 • Pritzker Military Museum and Library

This is Commander Tom Hawkins pocket guide history of the United States Navy SEALs. The book takes a look at the development and the impact of one of the most elite fighting forces in the world from the expertise and experience of one of its own. Tom Hawkins is a legend in the SEAL community. He served in the United States Navy as a SEAL for 24 years, was the founding president and Chairman of the Board of the Naval Special Warfare Foundation and for nearly twenty years, he was the editor and publisher of “The BLAST–The Journal of Naval Special Warfare,” the quarterly publication of the UDT-SEAL Association. $10.00 • 64 pages • color & b/w images throughout • 2014 • paperback • 978-0-9897928-3-7 • Pritzker Military Museum and Library

Citizen Soldier


MI5 at War 1909 –1918

Season 1

German command, control and observation armoured combat vehicles in World war Two - Part 1: tanks of German origin

How MI5 Foiled the Spies of the Kaiser in the First World War

Rick Atkinson / Dakota Meyer / Sir Max Hastings / Maj. Gen. John Borling, USAF (Ret.) Citizen Soldier explores topics on military history and current affairs through interviews and discussions with experts, scholars, military personnel, veterans, and authors. Each episode of Citizen Soldier Season 1 is a short, contentrich exploration of military history and affairs, produced for a general audience by the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. $19.99 • 2014 • DVD - 888295179232 • Pritzker Military Museum and Library

Riccardo Niccoli This book is dedicated to the command and observation tanks of the German Army in World War Two. It deals with their history, operational use, organization, special markings, technical description, serial numbers (when available), and data on the radio equipment. The book is completed by some 105 color profiles, produced by Jean Restayn. $39.00 • 88 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 105 color profiles and 65 photos • November 2014 • paperback • 978-88-95011-08-0 • RN Publishing


Chris Northcott The years 1909–1918 can be regarded as formative for MI5,an era in which it developed from a small counter espionage bureau into an established security intelligence agency. MI5 had two main roles during this period; counter espionage, and advising the War Office on how to deal with the police and the civilian population, particularly foreign nationals in Britain. This study examines how MI5 foiled the spies of the Kaiser during the First World War. $22.95 • 300 pages • 6 x 9 • b/w photographs • May 2015 • paperback • 978-0-9576892-8-2 • eISBN 978-0-9576892-9-9 • Tattered Flag

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PelikaanPers / PeKo

The Bridge

Hartenstein Hotel

Eagle and Pegasus

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Hennie Vaessen/Graeme Cunningham (Translator)

Hennie Vaessen/Graeme Cunningham (Translator)

Hennie Vaessen/Graeme Cunningham (Translator)

Have they been sent on a risky mission or is it plain suicide? No other WW2 battle catches the imagination more than the valiant effort of the British forces dropped at Arnhem. Montgomery’s brilliant and daring plan leads the Airbornes to a nine day struggle against Hitler’s elite forces. This classic tale of epic proportions is now told in the form of a graphic novel mixing drama and true events into one compelling story.

Without food or water and with little ammunition left, the situation has become gravely desperate for General Urquhart’s airborne troops. With the first tanks rolling into the village streets of Oosterbeek near Arnhem, the battle against Hitler’s elite forces is about to reach its deadly climax. Will they still manage to cross the river Rhine and escape with their lives? Brought to you in the form of an outstanding Graphic Novel, this story of human sacrifice is worthy of being told over and over again.

In this final volume the story of those who fought at Arnhem reaches its conclusion. During the night of the 25th to 26th of September 1944, resistance is abandoned and, due to the efforts of the Polish regiment under the command of General Sosabowski, many British manage to escape the hellhole north of the Rhine. Those left behind are either taken to hospital or into captivity. For the allied troops the Battle of Arnhem has turned into a tragedy. The question is: who takes the blame?

$19.95 • 48 pages • 8.75 x 11 • Graphic novel, full color throughout • 2014 • hardback • 97894-90000-04-2 • PelikaanPers

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Zrínyi II Assault Howitzer

Sturmgeschütz III on the battlefield 3

Attila Bonhardt

Mátyás Pánczél

This is the first volume of PeKo Publishing’s new photo-monograph series. This time we can get to know the Hungarian assault gun Zrínyi II’s history. The book contains 128 pages and 112 mostly unpublished photos.

The eighth volume of PeKo Publishing’s photo-monograph series, Sturmgeschütz III on the battlefield 3, has the publisher’s usual corporate image displayed. 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.

$41.95 • 128 pages • 8.5 x 12 • May 2015 • hardback • 978-615-80072-38 • PeKo Publishing

$41.95 • 112 pages • 8.5 x 12 • February 2015 • hardback • 978-96389623-9-3 English/Hungarian Text • PeKo Publishing

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Pen & Sword Genghis Khan and the Mongol War Machine Chris Peers As a soldier and general, statesman and empire-builder, Genghis Khan is an almost legendary figure. His remarkable achievements and his ruthless methods have given rise to a sinister reputation. As Chris Peers shows, in this concise and authoritative study, he possessed exceptional gifts as a leader and manager of men – he ranks among the greatest military commanders – but he can only be properly understood in terms of the Mongol society and traditions he was born into. So the military and cultural background of the Mongols, and the nature of steppe societies and their armies, are major themes of his book. He looks in detail at the military skills, tactics and ethos of the Mongol soldiers, and at the advantages and disadvantages they had in combat with the soldiers of more settled societies. His book offers a fascinating fresh perspective on Genghis Khan the man and on the armies he led. $34.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 20 to 30 illustrations • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78340-056-0

The Madness of Alexander the Great And the Myth of Military Genius Richard A Gabriel Over the years, some 20,000 books and articles have been written about Alexander the Great, the vast majority hailing him as possibly the greatest general that ever lived. Richard A. Gabriel, however, argues that, while Alexander was clearly a successful soldier-adventurer, the evidence of real greatness is simply not there. The author presents Alexander as a misfit within his own warrior society, attempting to overcompensate. Thoroughly insecure and unstable, he was given to episodes of uncontrollable rage and committed brutal atrocities that would today have him vilified as a monstrous psychopath. The author believes some of his worst excesses may have been due to what we now call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, of which he displays many of the classic symptoms, brought on by extended exposure to violence and danger. Above all the author thinks that Alexander’s military ability has been flattered by History. Alexander was tactically competent but contributed nothing truly original, while his strategy was often flawed and distorted by his obsession with personal glory. This radical reappraisal is certain to provoke debate. $34.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 8pp plate section and approximately 6 b/w maps • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78346-197-4

Defeat of Rome Crassus, Carrhae and the Invasion of the East Gareth C. Sampson In 53BC the Proconsul Marcus Crassus and 36,000 of his legionaries were crushed by the Parthians at Carrhae in what is now eastern Turkey. Crassus’ defeat and death and the 20,000 casualties his army suffered were an extraordinary disaster for Rome. The event intensified the bitter, destructive struggle for power in the Roman republic, curtailed the empire’s eastward expansion and had a lasting impact on the history of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. It was also the first clash between two of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world. Yet this critical episode has often been neglected by writers on the period who have concentrated on the civil war between Pompey and Caesar. Gareth Sampson, in this challenging and original study, reconstructs the Carrhae campaign in fine detail, reconsiders the policy of imperial expansion and gives a fascinating insight into the opponents the Romans confronted in the East – the Parthians. $24.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 20 illustrations • May 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4738-2804-9


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Marlborough’s War Machine 1702–1711 James Falkner Blenheim, Ramilles , Oudenarde, Malplaquet – much has been written about the brilliant victories of the Duke of Marlborough’s Anglo-Dutch army over the armies of Louis XIV of France during the War of the Spanish Succession. Less attention has been focused on the men and the military organization that made these achievements possible – the soldiers, the commanders, the army structure and administration, the logistics, engineering, weapons and finance. $50.00 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 40 illustrations • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-84884-821-4

The Zulu War Journal Colonel Henry Harford CB This journal offers unprecedented insight into one of history’s most famous conflicts. From the catastrophe at Isandhlwana to the hunt for the Zulu King Cetshwayo, this journal chronicles the events central to the Zulu Wars, and remembers the men who bravely fought in them. $14.95 • 128 pages • 6 x 9 • 30 integrated b/w images • February 2015 • paperback • 978-1-78346251-3

Eagles in the Dust The Roman Defeat at Adrianopolis AD 378 Adrian Coombs-Hoar In AD376 large groups of Goths, seeking refuge from the Huns, sought admittance to the Eastern Roman Empire. Emperor Valens took the strategic decision to grant them entry, hoping to utilize them as a source of manpower for his campaigns against Persia. The resultant battle near Adrianopolis in AD378, in which Valens lost his life, is regarded as one of the most significant defeats ever suffered by Roman arms.

Arms and Armour of Ancient Iberia Professor Fernando Quesada Sanz In ancient times, the Iberian Peninsula was home to warriors of great renown. Professor Quesada Sanz details the arms, armor and equipment of the various warriors of the region in fantastic detail, drawing on his intimate knowledge of the latest archaeological and historical research. $60.00 • 304 pages • 8.25 x 11.75 • 224 maps, diagrams, photos and color artworks • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78159-275-5

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The Roman Wars In Spain The Military Confrontation With Guerrilla Warfare Daniel Varga It took the Romans almost exactly 200 years to conquer the Iberian Peninsula. Daniel Varga analyzes the strategies and tactics of both sides, drawing on the traditional literary sources but also the latest archaeological research. $34.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • 8pp b/w plates • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2781-3

Swords and Cinema Hollywood vs the reality of ancient warfare Jeremiah McCall The battles and sieges of the Classical world have been a rich source of inspiration to film makers since the beginning of cinema and the 60s and 70s saw the golden age of the ‘swords and sandals’ epic, with films such as Spartacus. This original book discusses the merits of battle scenes in selected movies and gives the reader an interesting overview of ancient battle. $34.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • approximately 4 maps and 40 b/w photos of weapons/armor • January 2015 • hardback • 978-184884-476-6

A Year in the Life of Ancient Egypt

Rome Versus Carthage The War at Sea

Ann Rosalie David

Christa Steinby

Based on years of prestigious academic work, Professor Rosalie David cleverly presents every aspect of life in ancient Egypt through the lives of various characters, all based on mummies from the Manchester Museum whom Professor Rosalie David has led the study of.

The epic struggle between Carthage and Rome, two of the superpowers of the ancient world, is most famous for land battles in Italy, on the Iberian peninsula and in North Africa. But warfare at sea, which played a vital role in the First and Second Punic Wars, rarely receives the attention it deserves.

$50.00 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 80 Illustrations • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2239-9

$39.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 20–30 illustrations • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-84415-919-2

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Pen & Sword Agincourt 1415

Kamikaze – To Die for the Emperor

A Tourist’s Guide to the Campaign Peter Hoskins /Anne Curry

Peter C. Smith In this brand new publication from eminent historian Peter C. Smith, we are regaled with the engaging and often incredibly disturbing history of the Kamikaze tradition in Japanese culture. Tracing its history right back to the original Divine Wind (major natural typhoons) that saved Japan from invaders in ancient history, Smith explores the subsequent resurrection of the cult of the warrior in the late nineteenth century. He then follows this tradition through into the Second World War, describing the many Kamikaze suicide attacks carried out by the Emperor’s pilots against Allied naval vessels in the closing stages of the Pacific campaign.

Henry V’s English army triumphed over the French at Agincourt in northern France on 25 October 1415 in one of the defining battles of the Hundred Years War. Six hundred years later this famous event still excites passionate interest and provokes controversy, yet there are no up-to-date guides to the 1415 campaign, the battle itself and the aftermath. That is why the publication of this practical and authoritative guidebook by Peter Hoskins and Anne Curry is so timely.

These pilots were at the mercy of an overriding cultural tradition that demanded death over defeat, capture or perceived shame. Despite often being under-trained and ill-prepared psychologically for the sacrifices they were about to make, they were nonetheless expected to make them. The dedication of sacrifice for the Emperor and the Nation is explored by dissecting the traces left behind by these pilots.

As well as writing a graphic narrative of the entire campaign, based on the most recent scholarship and research, they take the motorist, cyclist and walker along the route of Henry’s army. The itinerary is divided into five tours which culminate in a vivid reconstruction of the Agincourt battle and a detailed guide to the battlefield. Important buildings and sites along the way are described, there are sketch maps showing the route of the English army, and town plans overlaid with details of the medieval defenses and monuments.

$34.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pages of b/w plates • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78159-313-4

$24.95 • 192 pages • 5.25 x 8.5 • 100 integrated color illustrations • February 2015 • paperback • 978-1-78383-157-9

An Alternative History of Britain

The English Civil War Timothy Venning With hindsight, the victory of Parliamentarian forces over the Royalists in the English Civil War may seem inevitable but this outcome was not a foregone conclusion. Timothy Venning explores many of the turning points and discusses how they might so easily have played out differently. The author analyzes the plausible possibilities in each thread, throwing light on the role of chance and underlying factors in the real outcome, as well as what might easily have been different. $39.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 2 maps • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2782-0


An Invincible Beast Understanding the Hellenistic Pike Phalanx in Action Dr Christopher Matthew The Hellenistic pike-phalanx was a true military innovation, transforming the face of warfare in the ancient world. The author critically examines phalanx combat by using techniques such as physical re-creation, experimental archaeology, and ballistics testing, and then comparing the findings of this testing to the ancient literary, artistic and archaeological evidence, as well as modern theories.

The Seleukid Empire of Antiochus III (223-187 BC) John D Grainger The second volume in John Grainger's history of the Seleukid Empire is devoted to the reign of Antiochus III. Too often remembered only as the man who lost to the Romans at Magnesia, Antiochus is here revealed as one of the most powerful and capable rulers of the age. Having emerged from civil war in 223 as the sole survivor of the Seleukid dynasty, he shouldered the burdens of a weakened and divided realm. $39.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 5 or 6 b/w maps • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78303-050-7

$50.00 • 368 pages • 6 x 9 • 50 illustrations, includes color • May 2015 • hardback • 978-178383-110-4

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Pen & Sword Mitsubishi Zero Japan’s Legendary Fighter Peter C Smith The Mitsubishi Zero is one of the great legendary fighter aircraft ever to have graced the skies. Symbolic of the might of Imperial Japan, she represented a peak of developmental prowess in the field of aviation during the early years of the Second World War. Engineered with maneuverability in mind, this lightweight, stripped-back aircraft had a performance that left her opponents totally outclassed. The dogfights she engaged in with the Chinese, British, Dutch and American warplanes in the 1941-42 period are the stuff of aviation legend. The Zero fighter had four major assets – agility, long-range, experienced and war-blooded pilots and, most importantly of all, a total inability of the Allies, particularly in the Pacific Theater of operations, to believe that Japan could produce such a machine. Despite a whole series of eyewitness reports from China, where she had swept the skies clean of all opposition, western minds were closed, and remained so until the brutal facts imposed themselves on their biased mindsets. $34.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pages of b/w plates • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78159-319-6

Flight Craft 4: Avro Lancaster 1945–1964 In British, Canadian and French Military Service Neil Robinson/Martin Derry The Avro Lancaster, such a stalwart of the skies during the Second World War, also enjoyed a colorful and exciting postwar career. It is this era that the authors have chosen to focus on here, profiling the aircraft type across its many variants. Split into three primary sections, this book offers a concise yet informative history of the Avro Lancaster's postwar operational career (from 1945-1964) charting the course of all the various design improvements that occurred across this timeframe and including a selection of contemporary photographs with detailed captions. A 16-page color illustration section also features, profiling 48 separate aircraft (in profiles and 2-views). A model-making section completes this publication, offering exciting new instructional content. $29.95 • 96 pages • 8.25 x 11.75 • 180 photos, 20 full color profiles • February 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4738-2724-0

Flight Craft 3: Hawker Hurricane and Sea Hurricane Neil Robinson, /Martin Derry When Sidney Camm’s masterpiece, the Hawker Hurricane, entered RAF service in late 1937 it quickly became one of the most important aircraft in Britain’s military arsenal, especially in the first three years of the Second World War. This title covers the history of this iconic design, from the prototype and the initial production variants’ entry in to RAF service, through its development and use, first as a day fighter, and then night fighter, intruder, fighter-bomber, catapult-launched and then carrier-based fighter, and eventually dedicated ground attack machine. The Hurricane served in every wartime theater, from Norway and France, the Battle of Britain, the defense of Malta, to the campaigns in the Western Desert and the Mediterranean, on the Russian Front and in the Far East where it saw service until the end of hostilities. Split into three primary sections, this volume offers a concise yet informative history of the Hurricane's development, operational career and design improvements. $29.95 • 96 pages • 8.25 x 11.75 • 180 photos, 20 full color profiles • February 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4738-2725-7

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Pen & Sword British Aircraft of the Second World War

Last of the Lancasters Martin Bowman

John Frayn Turner This unique book, now republished, was the first of its kind to be published on British aircraft of the Second World War. Each of the forty-nine types of aircraft is accompanied by a brief ‘biography’ together with tables of the most important marks and their specifications, engine, span, length, height, weight, crew number, maximum speed, service ceiling, normal range and armament. $39.95 • 192 pages • 6.75 x 9.5 • color and b/w • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78383-1197

Pegasus – The Heart of the Harrier The History and Development of the World’s First Operational Vertical Take-off and Landing Jet Engine – Updated Edition Andrew Dow The conception of the Pegasus engine in 1957 upset all the conventions of aircraft design. This book takes an in-depth look at the engine’s original design concept, initial production and flight testing. $50.00 • 528 pages • 6.75 x 9 • 384 Illustrations within text • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-47382760-8


Hurricane Squadron Ace

The Lancasters looked like enormous deadly black birds going off into the night; somehow they looked different when they came back. This riveting and highly intriguing collection of pilot and civilian reminiscences works to commemorate the spirit of the almighty Lancaster bomber. Each chapter is dedicated to a unique individual or group of individuals who took part in its history in some capacity. Be they pilot, civilian, or journalist, each played their own part and their accounts offer a host of fascinating insights. $50.00 • 264 pages • 6 x 9 • 32pp b/w photos • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78383-174-6

RAF in Camera: 1950s Keith Wilson For aviation, the 1950s was a fascinating decade. For the Royal Air Force, it witnessed the transition from propeller to jet aircraft in the fields of fighter, bomber, trainer and transport aircraft. This photographic record of the RAF during the period illustrates all the varied and wonderful array of equipment in use. $50.00 • 288 pages • 8.5 x 10.75 • Illustrated in color throughout • March 2015 • hardback • 978-14738-2795-0

The Story of Battle of Britain Ace, Air Commodore Peter Brothers, CBE, DSO, DFC and Bar Nick Thomas Air Commodore Peter Malam ‘Pete’ Brothers CBE, DSO, DFC, and Bar (1917-2008) was one of the most heroic and highly praised pilots of the Second World War. This new and engaging biography profiles a pilot who, until now, hasn’t been the subject of such a thorough book-length study. $39.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pages of b/w plates • January 2015 • hardback • 978-178159-311-0

The British Aerospace Harrier: A Photographic Tribute Michael Leek Through a collection of dramatic and informative photographs, supplemented by cutaway illustrations, this book highlights the agility and flexibility of this dedicated RAF aircraft. This photographic celebration serves to commemorate the aircraft, illustrating its agility in a variety of contexts. $55.00 • 240 pages • 8.5 x 10.75 • 150 photographs • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78159-293-9

Sniper of the Skies The Story of George Frederick ‘Screwball’ Beurling, DSO, DFC, DFM Nick Thomas When asked to conjure an impression of the ‘typical fighter pilot’, you may be inclined to think of the confident, extroverted, gregarious type, rallying his men and flying in the pursuit of victory. George Frederick ‘Screwball’ Beurling, certainly achieved more victories than most typical fighter pilots dream of, but in temperament, personality and style, he was a one-off. $39.95 • 232 pages • 6 x 9 • 50 b/w photographs • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78159-314-1

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Pen & Sword My War in the Air 1916

The Panavia Tornado

Memoirs of a Great War Pilot

A Photographic Tribute

Captain Alan Bott MC

Michael Leek

Originally published under the title An Airman’s Outing, this magnificent title chronicles the daily life of the Flying Officer during the Great War. Touchingly dedicated to ‘The Fallen of Umpty Squadron R.F.C.’, Bott chronicles the lives and losses of his squadron as they carried out their duties over France in 1916. A modest and unflinching account of Great War aviation, Bott neither aggrandizes nor dismisses any achievement of his crack squadron.

Through a collection of dramatic and informative photographs, supplemented by cutaway illustrations, this book highlights the agility and flexibility of this dedicated RAF aircraft. Throughout the course of its career, it has formed the backbone of the RAF across its many different theaters of operation. Utilized in a strike, antiaircraft, air superiority, air defense, reconnaissance, electronic warfare and fighter-bomber capacity, this aircraft type has enjoyed an immensely varied career.

$24.95 • 152 pages • 6 x 9 • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78346-316-9

$55.00 • 240 pages • 8.5 x 10.75 • Integrated b/w and color images • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78159-297-7

From Colonial Warrior to Western Front Flyer

The Adventures and Inventions of Stewart Blacker

The Five Wars of Sydney Herbert Bywater Carole McEntee-Taylor Sydney Herbert Bywater Harris was an adventurer, a man possessed of great courage and charm, who fulfilled every schoolboy fantasy and really did ‘live the dream’. The second youngest of seven children, the ordinary life held little appeal for Sydney so, in 1898, at the age of 17, he left home in Ilford for the Klondike gold rush. Arriving too late to make his fortune he decided to join the US Army. $39.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 50 illustrations • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2359-4

Soldier, Aviator, Weapons Inventor Barnaby Blacker Stewart Blacker was a remarkable figure. His inventions were used with significant effect both in WW1 and WW2. Most notable of these was the synchronized machine gun, attached to fighter planes that could fire through the propeller. He also designed the PIAT anti tank weapon which was used with dramatic effect during WW2, from Normandy until the end of the war. The book argues that with less obstruction from officialdom, the PIAT could have been ready at the start of the war to stop Blitzkreig in its tracks. $24.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated • April 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4738-2771-4

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Orde Wingate Unconventional Warrior – From the 1920s to the Twenty-First Century Simon Anglim Major General Orde Wingate (1903-1944) was the most controversial British military commander of the Second World War, and perhaps of the last hundred years. He splits opinion among soldiers, academics and writers seven decades after his death. His exploits in Ethiopia and Burma, in particular his creation of the Chindits, special forces who were trained to use guerrilla tactics behind the Japanese lines, have made him into a key figure in the history of irregular warfare. $50.00 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 20 illustrations • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78346-218-6

Byng of Vimy General and Governor General Jeffery Williams Field-Marshal the Viscount Byng of Vimy did not fit into a conventional mold in the Army, as GovernorGeneral of Canada, or as Commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police. Few officers commanded more widespread affection from their troops and none knew them and treated them with such respect as he did. Beginning with dramatic reforms in dress and living conditions of his own regiment, the 10th Royal Hussars, he consistently watched over the welfare of his men. With Byng of Vimy, Jeffery Williams has written the definitive biography of an innovative and energetic soldier and statesman. $29.95 • 424 pages • 6 x 9 • 37 b/w illustrations and 12 maps • January 2015 • paperback • 9781-4738-2382-2


Pen & Sword Shot at Dawn Executions in World War One by Authority of the British Army Act – Updated centenary edition Julian Putkowski /Julian Sykes The authors demonstrate the ineptness, ignorance and unfairness of the British court martial system at the time, and how frequently condemned men (from almost every regiment and corps in the army) were proved to have been formerly brave soldiers who had simply cracked under the pressure of trench warfare. $50.00 • 304 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78346-189-9

The Forts and Fortifications of Europe 1815–1945: The Neutral States J E Kaufmann /H W Kaufmann After the Napoleonic Wars the borders of Europe were redrawn and relative peace endured across the region, but the volatile politics of the late nineteenth century generated an atmosphere of fear and distrust, and it gave rise to a new era of fortress building. Their operational history in wartime is a key element of this expert account.

The Afghan War

The Major who Mutinied over Partition of India

Operation Enduring Freedom 20012014

In 1942 William Brown was posted as a recently commissioned Indian Army Officer to the Gilgit Agency in the very north of the North West Frontier. He traveled widely, learnt the local dialects and built the Chilas Polo ground. After a brief period away from Gilgit, just prior to Partition in early 1947 he was appointed acting Commandant of the Gilgit Scoots. Brown’s memoir captures the atmosphere and magic of this remote country at the close of the Empire. $39.95 • 304 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w plates • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2187-3


Roy Berkeley Author Roy Berkeley has gone behind the facades of ordinary buildings, in the city that West calls ‘the espionage capital of the World’, to remind us that the history of intelligence has often been made in such mundane places. Berkeley ensures that we will never see the streets of London – or these particular actors on the stage of history – in quite the same way again. The 136 sites are organized into 21 manageable walks.. $24.95 • 384 pages • 6 x 9 • Over 100 images • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4738-2720-2

$50.00 • 256 pages • 6.75 x 9 • 100 illustrations • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78346-392-3

Gilgit Rebellion William Brown

A Spy’s London

Anthony Tucker-Jones Drugs, war and terrorism were the unholy trinity that brought the US-led air campaign crashing down on the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in October 2001 in Operation Enduring Freedom, and this photographic history is a graphic introduction to it. In this book, the author covers the entire course of the conflict, from the initial air war, the battle for the White Mountains and Tora Bora, the defeat of the Taliban, the escape of bin Laden and the grim protracted security campaign that followed. $24.95 • 128 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 200 color illustrations • January 2015 • paperback • 9781-78303-020-0

British Military Operations in Aden and Radfan 100 Years of British Colonial Rule Nick Van der Bijl The book examines the military history of Aden Colony from 1839 including the fractious turn of the century Border Commissions with Turkey and the defeat of British forces near Aden by the Turks in 1915. Great Britain successfully defended the base for the rest of The Great War and throughout the Second World War. $50.00 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w plates • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78303-291-4

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Pen & Sword Hitler’s Last Offensive

Bombing Germany: The Final Phase

Peter Elstob This is the full story of the Battle of the Ardennes. in the last weeks of 1944 the German armies in the west, after a continuous retreat since the battle of Normandy five months earlier were regrouping in what they thought was to be the last battle in defense of the Fatherland. But Hitler had other plans - to mount an offensive through the Ardennes that would deal such a blow to the Western Allies that they would be willing to negotiate a separate peace. $29.95 • 432 pages • 6 x 9 • February 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4738-2765-3

The Destruction of Pforzheim and the Closing Months of Bomber Command’s War

A Tour of the Bulge Battlefield William C C Cavanagh/Karl Cavanagh

A C Redding The pilots of the Second World War are revered for a host of reasons. Their bravery, their resilience, and their combined achievements towards the Allied victory have all been celebrated in a variety of ways since the end of the conflict. $50.00 • 376 pages • 6 x 9 • 100 illustrations • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2354-9

Those whose relatives served in the Ardennes often visit Belgium and Luxembourg in an attempt to learn more about those now legendary days of World War Two. This guidebook serves as a memorial to those who served. It will enable those who didn’t, to learn something about the hardship endured by a previous generation in the name of freedom. $29.95 • 256 pages • 5.75 x 8.25 • 120 illustrations • February 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4738-2814-8

Victoria Crosses on Napoleon’s Inside Wellington’s British Admirals of the Western Front Infantry Handbook Peninsular Army: the Fleet Terry Crowdy April 1915 – June 1808–1814 1734–1995 T A Heathcote This is an essential reference guide, The British army reached the 1916 Paul Oldfield During visits to the First World War battlefields the author often wondered where various Victoria Cross actions took place; he resolved to find out. Research commenced in 1988 and numerous sources have been consulted in the meantime. $39.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • Integrated illustrations • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2553-6

filled with fascinating detail on the training, tactics, equipment, service and administration of Napoleon’s infantry regiments. Based on contemporary training manuals, regulations and orders, Napoleon’s Infantry Handbook details the everyday routines and practices which governed the imperial army up to the Battle of Waterloo and made it one of history’s most formidable military machines. $39.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 20 illustrations b/w • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78346-295-7

apogee of its success in the war against Napoleon, and in particular in the famous campaigns in the Peninsula, while under Wellington’s command. This book breaks new ground in a series of meticulous studies which reveal the hidden mechanisms that lie behind triumphs such as Salamanca and Vitoria. $24.95 • 336 pages • 6 x 9 • 70 Illustrations • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4738-2761-5

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This book outlines the lives of the 115 officers who held the rank of Admiral of the Fleet in the Royal Navy from 1734 to 1995, when the last one was appointed. Each entry gives details of the dates of the birth and death of its subjects, their careers ashore and afloat, their family backgrounds, and the ships, campaigns and combats in which they served. $29.95 • 320 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated • March 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4738-2768-4


Pen & Sword The Vietnam War The Tet Offensive 1968 Anthony Tucker-Jones On 30 January 1968 the North Vietnamese communists launched a coordinated surprise attack – the Tet Offensive – across South Vietnam against the South Vietnamese and American armies. Superior firepower eventually crushed the offensive, but it proved to be a major psychological victory for the communists – a turning point in the Vietnam War. $24.95 • 160 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 200 color and b/w illustrations • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-78346-362-6

No Surrender in Burma Operations Behind Japanese Lines, Captivity and Torture Fred C Goode This is the story of a British Commando in Burma who was tortured by the infamous Kempeitai and finally incarcerated as a POW for the rest of the war. $50.00 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 8pp b/w plates • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2378-5

Aden Insurgency The Savage War in Yemen 1962-67

Terror Attack Brighton – Blowing up the Iron Lady

The Battle for Norway 1940 – 1942 John Grehan Martin Mace

Kieran Hughes

Jonathan Walker During the early 1960s the Cold War reached its climax. The author charts the collapse of the South Arabian state. $24.95 • 352 pages • 6 x 9 • 8 b/w pages and 10 maps • February 2015 • paperback • 978-1-47382763-9

The Brighton bombing in 1984 was the most audacious terrorist attack ever on the British Government. It can be argued that they were aimed at getting attention and disrupting democracy.

Despatches in this volume include that on the first and second battles of Narvik in 1940; the dispatch on operations in central Norway 1940, by Lieutenant General H.R.S. Massy, Commander-in-Chief, North West Expeditionary Force.

$39.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 20 illustrations • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2329-7

$34.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78346-232-2

The War in East Africa 1939–1943

The Battle of Burma 1943–1945

The Fall of Burma 1941–1943

John Grehan /Martin Mace

John Grehan/Martin Mace

John Grehan/Martin Mace

Despatches in this volume include dispatch on operations in the Somaliland Protectorate 1939-1940, by General Sir Archibald P. Wavell, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East; dispatch on operations in East Africa November 1940 to July 1941, by General Sir Archibald P. Wavell, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East; dispatch on operations in East Africa July 1941 to January 1943, by Lieutenant-General Sir William Platt, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, East Africa Command; and the Capture of Diego Suarez during Operation Ironclad by RearAdmiral Syfret.

Despatches in this volume include that on operations in Burma and North-East India between November 1943 and June 1944, by General Sir George J. Giffard; the dispatch on operations in Assam and Burma between June 1944 June and November 1944, by General Sir George J. Giffard, Commander-in-Chief; the dispatch on Naval operations in the Ramree Island area (Burma) in January and February 1945 by ViceAdmiral Sir Arthur J. Power, Commander-inChief, East Indies Station.

Despatches in this volume include that on operations in Burma between 15 December 1941 and 20 May 1942 by General Wavell; Operations in Eastern Theatre, based on India, March 1942 to 31 December 1942 by Field-Marshall Wavell; Operations in the Indo-Burma Theatre 21 June to 15 November 1942 by Field-Marshall Auchinleck; and Operations in the India Command 1 January to 20 June 1943 by Field-Marshall Wavell. $39.95 • 208 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78346-210-0

$39.95 • 208 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78346-199-8

$39.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78346-223-0


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Letters from a Soldier of France 1914 –1915 Wartime Letters From France In March 1915, a young French artist-turned soldier went missing in action and left behind a remarkable series of letters. $24.95 • 128 pages • 6 x 9 • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2331-0

Tank Battles of World War I Bryan Cooper

Letters from the Trenches The First World War by Those Who Were There Jacqueline Wadsworth This is a history of the First World War told through hundreds of letters exchanged by ordinary British soldiers and their families. $39.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp plate section • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78159-284-7

Shell Shocked Britain The First World War’s Legacy for Britain’s Mental Health

Bryan Cooper describes early tank actions in vivid detail including many original photographs which give the present day reader a glimpse of the infancy of a dominant weapon of modern war.

Suzie Grogan reveals the First World War's disturbing legacy for soldiers and their families, exploring the myth of a nation of ‘broken men’ and ‘spare women’.

$34.95 • 144 pages • 6 x 9 • 3x16pp of plates • January 2015 • hardback • 978-14738-2562-8

$39.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9 • 8pp plate section • January 2015 • hardback • 978-178159-265-6

Suzie Grogan

Theodore Bayley Hardy VC DSO MC A Reluctant Hero John David Raw Theodore Bayley Hardy was destined to become the most decorated noncombatant in the First World War. $39.95 • 144 pages • 6 x 9 • 50 illustrations • January 2015 • hardback • 978-14738-2322-8

Till the Boys Come Home The First World War Through its Picture Postcards Tonie Holt /Valmai Holt This is a new edition of this classic book which includes many new, powerful propaganda images from nations on both sides of this epic conflict. $44.95 • 336 pages • 6.75 x 9.5 • 800 color illustrations • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2352-5

From the Somme to Victory The British Army’s Experience on the Western Front 1916–1918 Peter Simkins This collection of the author's most perceptive and challenging essays concentrates on British operations in France between 1916 and 1918. $39.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 30 illustrations • January 2015 • hardback • 978-178159-312-7

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Visiting the Great War Battlefields Commemorating the Great War 100 Years On To get the best from a battlefield tour, it is vital to know what to see, how to get there and where to stay and this bookazine will be invaluable for any battlefield visitor. $12.95 • 120 pages • 8.25 x 11.75 • Illustrated in color • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4738-2842-1

The Gunners of August 1914 Baptism of Fire John Hutton The author tells the story of the war focusing on the first few months of warfare which were fundamental to the conduct of the campaign during The Great War. $50.00 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 30 illustrations • January 2015 • hardback • 978-14738-2372-3

Underground Warfare 1914–1918 Simon Jones Simon Jones’s graphic history of underground warfare during the Great War uses personal reminiscences to convey the danger and suspense of this unconventional form of conflict. $29.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 15-20 photos • January 2015 • paperback • 978-14738-2304-4


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They Were There in 1914 Memories of the Great War 1914–1918 by those who experienced it

Reporting from the Front War Reporters during the Great War Brian Best

This rework covers exciting accounts from Mons to the Christmas Truce, 1914.

When the war was declared in August 1914 there was a strict censorship on the newspapers.

$50.00 • 272 pages • 6 x 9 • 100 illustrations • February 2015 • hardback • 978-178383-105-0

$39.95 • 208 pages • 6 x 9 • 32 illustrations • February 2015 • hardback • 978-14738-2117-0

British Expeditionary Force – The 1914 Campaign

I Escape! The Great War’s Most Remarkable POW

Andrew Rawson

Captain J.L. Hardy DSO, MC

The book concentrates on the British Expeditionary Force’s defensive actions during the retreat from Mons through to the advance to the River Aisne.

This is the story of J.L. Hardy, a tale of a daring POW’s escape during The Great War.

William Langford

$39.95 • 272 pages • 6 x 9 • 22 integrated b/w pictures and 68 maps • February 2015 • hardback • 978-14738-2383-9


$39.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9 • 6 b/w pics and maps • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2376-1

The Underground War Vimy Ridge to Arras Phillip Robinson, /Nigel Cave This volume looks at the central Artois, the environs of the whole line of the Vimy Ridge to the River Scarpe and Arras. $24.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 150 illustrations • February 2015 • paperback • 978-14738-2305-1

The First World War Cyril Falls Captain Cyril Falls discusses World War I in the light of its battles, tactics and weapons. $39.95 • 448 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-47382549-9

Fighting on Three Fronts A Black Watch Battalion in the Great War

Follow Me! I Will Lead You! Letters of a BEF Battalion Leader 1914–1915

Major D.D. Ogilvie

George Brenton Laurie

This classic account details the absorbing story of how the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry evolved over the course of the war.

Lt. Col. George Brenton Laurie commanded the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles and died at Neuve Chapelle in March, 1915.

$24.95 • 208 pages • 6 x 9 • approximately 32 b/w integrated images and 5 maps • February 2015 • paperback • 978-1-47382332-7

$24.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9 • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2333-4

In Good Company The First World War Letters and Diaries of The Hon William Fraser Gordon, Highlanders

Liaison 1914 A Narrative of a Great Defeat

The Hon William Fraser Fraser’s letters and diaries from the front were edited by his son, General Sir David Fraser, soldier, biographer, historian, novelist.

Edward Spears This is a truly extraordinary account which anyone who wishes to understand the events of 1914 must read. $39.95 • 624 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pp of b/w plates • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2746-2

$39.95 • 368 pages • 6 x 9 • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2733-2

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Conscientious Objectors of the First World War A Determined Resistance Ann Kramer This is the story of conscientious objection in Britain begins in 1916, when conscription was introduced for the first time.

We Also Served The Forgotten Women of the First World War Vivien Newman This is a social history of women’s involvement in the First World War. $39.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 15-30 Illustrations • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78346-225-4

$39.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • approximately 30 illustrations b/w plates • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-84468-119-8

The Hood Battalion Leonard Sellers Len Sellers unearths the many firsthand accounts of the Hood Battalion’s exploits included in this book. $34.95 • 352 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated • March 2015 • paperback • 978-178346-168-4

The German Army in the Spring Offensives 1917 Arras, Aisne and Champagne Jack Sheldon This work describes the event of Spring 1917 from the defenders’ perspective. $44.95 • 352 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w plates • March 2015 • hardback • 978-178346-345-9

Aisne 1918 David Blanchard

Welsh on the Somme Mametz Wood

Gallipoli: The Ottoman Campaign

This battlefield guide and history will focus mainly on the events of attack that fell on the British sector of the front between the 27th – 1st June 1918.

Michael Renshaw

Edward J Erickson

The author looks at events after the 1st July in the Battle for Mametz Wood and the story of the 17th Northern Division who attacked the quadrangle.

$19.95 • 192 pages • 5.25 x 8.5 • Illustrated • March 2015 • paperback • 978-178337-605-6

$19.95 • 176 pages • 5.25 x 8.5 • Illustrated • March 2015 • paperback • 978-14738-3269-5

Edward Erickson concentrates on the Ottoman side of the campaign and the structure, tactics and deployment of the Ottoman Army.

Church Lads’ Brigade in the Great War A History of the 16th (Service) Battalion The King’s Royal Rifle Corps Jean Morris

Castle Point in the Great War Ken Porter /Stephen Wynn $19.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9 • 100 illustrations • March 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4738-2311-2

TThese are the experiences of eight men who served in the Great War. $39.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 100 illustrations • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78346-358-9

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$24.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 20 illustrations • March 2015 • paperback • 978-178346-166-0

Irishmen in the Great War Reports From the Front 1915

The Fighting Pioneers: The Story of the 7th Battalion DLI

Tom Burnell

Clive Dunn

These are the accounts of local men at the front; of torpedoed ships; drunken wives; final letters and requests from the trenches.

This is the story of the 7th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. With the creation of the Territorial Force in 1908 the battalion was re-designated as the 7th Battalion.

$39.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 8 page plate section • March 2015 • hardback • 978-14738-2345-7

$39.95 • 320 pages • 6.75 x 9 • 150 illustrations • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2348-8


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The Manchester Bantams The Story of a Pals Battalion and a City at War – 23rd (Service) Battalion the Manchester Regiment (8th City) Caroline Scott Follow the Manchester men through their training, their experiences of the Somme and the Third Ypres Campaign.

The Bloodiest Battles of the Great War Ypres 1915, Verdun and Loos The attacks that took place in Autumn were a mighty offensive so much so that it was referred to at the time as 'The Big Push'. $12.95 • 120 pages • 8.25 x 11.75 • Heavily illustrated in full color • April 2015 • paperback • 978-14738-2887-2

$50.00 • 256 pages • 6.75 x 9 • 100 illustrations • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78346-389-3

Douglas Haig As I Knew Him George S Duncan The book's representation of Haig is unremittingly positive; he is the British commander who rose to new heights with each succeeding crisis & brought us in the end to victory. $39.95 • 144 pages • 6 x 9 • 8 page plate section • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2770-7


The Blood Tub General Gough and the Battle of Bullecourt 1917 Jonathan Walker This controversial and stirring account of one of the bloodiest battles of the Great War recounts a heroic but disastrous engagement which left a lasting rift between the British and Australians. $39.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 32 illustrations • May 2015 • hardback • 978-14738-2754-7

Hamilton and Gallipoli British command in an age of military transformation Evan McGilvray This is a study of Sir Ian Hamilton VCs command of the Gallipoli campaign. Appointed by Kitchener, Hamilton was to lead the ambitious amphibious landings that were intended to open the way to Constantinople. $39.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 16-20 b/w in 8pp plate section • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78159076-8

The War in the Dardanelles The Memoirs of a German Staff-Officer in Turkish Service Dr. Philip Rance This is a detailed eyewitness account of the Dardanelles/Gallipoli campaign from the perspective of the Turks, through the eyes of the German commander-in-chief of the Ottoman forces in the Dardanelles. $39.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w illustrations, 3 b/w maps • April 2015 • hardback • 978-178303-045-3

The Great War Explained

Rotherham in the Great War

Surgeon with the Kaiser’s Army

Philip Stevens

Margaret Drinkall

Stephen Kurt Westmann

Written for the layman by a layman this book summarizes the key events and contributions of key individuals, some well, others unknown but with a story to tell.

Many Rotherham men had never fired a shot in their lives before they enlisted, to fight in what quickly became known as the Great War.

The Author gave up his medical studies at Freiburg University in 1914 to enlist in the German Army. He was soon involved in bloody hand-to-hand fighting against the French before moving to the Russian front.

$14.95 • 240 pages • 5 x 7.75 • 16 pages of plates • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-78346-186-8

$24.95 • 160 pages • 6 x 9 • 100 illustrations • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-78383-149-4

$39.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w plates • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2170-5

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Battle Beneath the Trenches The Cornish Miners of the 251st Tunnelling Company, RE Robert Johns RE tunneling companies were specialist units of the Corps of Royal Engineers within the British Army, formed to dig attacking tunnels under enemy lines during the First World War. $39.95 • 208 pages • 6 x 9 • 100 illustrations (approximately) integrated • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2700-4

Your Country Needs You Volunteering to Fight in the Great War The heavy casualties of the battles of 1914 and 1915, the entry of Turkey into the war in 1915, and the unreliability of the French and Italian armies placed great strains on Britain's existing forces. $12.95 • 120 pages • 8.25 x 11.75 • Heavily Illustrated in full color • May 2015 • paperback • 978-1-47382885-8

My Escape from Donington Hall Gunther Plüschow It was an escape from a PoW camp as daring and fraught with danger as any immortalized by Hollywood. Yet the story is less familiar than most – as it concerns the only German prisoner of war to escape from captivity in mainland Britain and make it home during either World War. $39.95 • 160 pages • 6 x 9 • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2705-9

Have You Forgotten Yet? John Blacker The book tells the story of an infantry officer on the Western Front from 19151918. For the majority of this time the writer was in the Fourth Battalion of the Coldstream Guards, which had been designated as a "pioneer" battalion keeping open the lines of communications. $24.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • May 2015 • paperback • 978-1-78346-167-7

Bully Beef and Biscuits – Food in the Great War John Hartley Napoleon Bonaparte is often credited with saying that ‘an army marches on its stomach’. This is a book which will appeal to food lovers as well as those with an interest in military and social history. $50.00 • 384 pages • 6 x 9 • approximately 120 b/w photographs • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-47382745-5

A Marine at Gallipoli and on The Western Front First In, Last Out – The Diary of Harry Askin Jean Baker Harry Askin was 22 when he enlisted in 1914 and was sent to train with the Royal Marines at Portsmouth. This is a stirring memoir which paints a vivid picture of the horrors of war. $39.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 8 or 16pp b/w plates • May 2015 • hardback • 978-14738-2784-4

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Johnny Get Your Gun A Personal Narrative of the Somme, Ypres and Arras John F Tucker

Brothers in Arms The Unique Collection of Letters and Photographs of Two Brothers from the Front Line during the First World War

At the age of seventeenand-a-half, full of idealism and patriotism, John Tucker enlisted as an Infantryman in the London Kensington Regiment and reached France, after training, in August 1915.

Presented here are the recollections of a young officer who had fought with the Essex Regiment in the First World War.

$39.95 • 208 pages • 6 x 9 • 12 b/w photographs • April 2015 • hardback • 978-14738-2750-9

$39.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 b/w illustrations • May 2015 • hardback • 978-14738-2561-1

Visiting the Fallen – Arras North

An Extraordinary Italian Imprisonment The Brutal Truth of Campo 21, 1942-3

John Peter Hughes This is a 'Who's Who' of those buried in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries located in and around Arras, Northern France. $50.00 • 6 x 9 • 8 page picture section • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-47382556-7

Karen Farrington

Brian Lett This book tells the story of prisoner of war camp PG 21, at Chieti, Italy, between August 1942 and September 1943. It was grossly overcrowded, with little running water, no proper sanitation, and in winter no heating. $44.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pages of b/w plates • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2269-6


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A German General on the Eastern Front

1914–1918 Wolfgang Fleischer The importance of artillery in warfare grew more and more throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. New developments such as solid cannon barrels improved hit accuracy and the range of projectiles. This Fact File volume focuses on German Artillery during the Great War, when it could be argued that artillery was for the first time the dominant weapon on the battlefield. Wolfgang Fleischer discusses the diversity of artillery developed and used during the First World War by the Germans. $17.95 • 128 pages • 8 x 5.5 • 151 b/w photographs, 7 color images and 42 drawings • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4738-2398-3

The Letters and Diaries of Gotthard Heinrici 1941–1942 Johannes Hurter This selection from General Gotthard Heinrici’s diaries and letters gives a fascinating inside view of the fighting on the Eastern Front from a commander’s perspective. It is also provides an unusual insight into the feelings, attitudes and acute anxieties of one of the Wehrmacht’s most able generals in the midst of a brutal campaign. $34.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9 • 20 illustrations • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78159-396-7

German Heavy Artillery Guns

German Half-Tracks and Wheeled Vehicles



Alexander Ludeke

Alexander Ludeke

Covers large caliber artillery guns beyond a diameter of 75 mm, used by the Germans during the Second World War. Whilst artillery was perhaps no longer the dominant force it had been in the trench warfare of the Great War, it was nevertheless essential, both in air defense and against tanks. This volume of the Fact File series presents the most important of the largest German artillery and air defense weapons, as well as railway guns and launchers. A meticulously researched and superbly illustrated book, which provides a compact and competent overview.

German armored vehicles continue to generate great interest among historians and military vehicle enthusiasts alike. Many of these lightly armored vehicles were used for transporting soldiers and in the provision of medical care. Alexander Lüdeke has devoted himself to the Radpanzertechnik in particular in this Fact File volume, providing a concise technical history of these German Military Vehicles. $17.95 • 128 pages • 6 x 9 • 97 b/w photographs and 60 color images • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4738-2400-3

$17.95 • 128 pages • 8 x 5.5 • 113 b/w photographs, 40 color photographs, 5 drawings • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-47382399-0

Panzers of the Wehrmacht 1933–1945 Alexander Ludeke German Panzers continue to exert a tremendous fascination for military historians and military vehicle enthusiasts alike. To the delight of all fans of tank warfare, this Fact File provides valuable reference on vehicles of the German Wehrmacht. During the Second World War the tank became the main weapon of every army. This Fact File edition provides a concise technical history of German WW2 tanks. $17.95 • 128 pages • 8 x 5.5 • 75 b/w photographs, 94 color images • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4738-2397-6


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The Few: Fight for the Skies

T-34 The Red Army’s Legendary Medium Tank

Churchill’s Few Pilots of the Battle of Britain

Philip Kaplan

Anthony TuckerJones The photographic history of this exceptional armored vehicle follows its story through the course of the war, from its combat debut against the Wehrmacht during Operation Barbarossa, through the Red Army’s defeats and retreats of 1941 and 1942 to the tideturning victories at Stalingrad and Kursk.

Andy Saunders

In this new pictorial history from Philip Kaplan, the perspectives of both RAF and Luftwaffe airmen are considered within the wider context of one of the most iconic and pivotal conflicts of modern history. $24.95 • 144 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 b/w images approximately • April 2015 • paperback • 978-1-78346-302-2

$24.95 • 144 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 illustrations • February 2015 • paperback • 9781-4738-2271-9

$24.95 • 160 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 200 illustrations plus color profiles • May 2015 • paperback • 978-1-78159-095-9

Hitler’s Light Panzers At War Paul Thomas Hitler’s Light Panzers at War is a highly illustrated record of the German light tank from its beginnings in the 1930s to the key battles it fought in Poland, France, North Africa, Russia and North Western Europe. $24.95 • 144 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 160pp • 255 b/w images • February 2015 • paperback • 9781-78346-325-1

Coastal Command’s Air War Against the German U-Boats

In speaking of the RAF fighter pilots who fought and won the Battle of Britain, the words of Prime Minister Winston Churchill “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few...” immortalized those pilots as “The Few”. During the period 10 July to 31 October 1940, a total of 2,917 airmen flew and fought in the Battle of Britain.

Armoured Warfare in the Vietnam War

The Royal Air Force in the Cold War, 1950–1970 Ian Proctor

Norman Franks

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

This book summarizes the story of how RAF Coastal Command overcame the German U-boat danger during the Second World War and how the escalation of the U-boat war promoted the development of anti-submarine warfare, leading to victory over this menace in the Atlantic.

Historian and collector Michael Green shows in this fascinating and graphically illustrated book that the two wars that engulfed Indochina and North and South Vietnam over 30 years were far more armored in nature than typically thought of.

$29.95 • 152 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 170 illustrations • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-78383-183-8

$24.95 • 192 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 250 b/w images • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-78159-381-3

Michael Green

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In this book, Ian Proctor uses over 150 highly evocative color images from a single remarkable Air Ministry collection to portray the RAF and its personnel between 1950 and 1970. $29.95 • 192 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 color illustrations • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-78383189-0


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The Rise of Hitler Illustrated Trevor Salisbury A Nazi propaganda book found in the ruins of a bomb-damaged German home in 1945 and recovered as a souvenir by a British soldier. It forms the basis for this photographic account of Hitlers' early days as he gains acceptance and eventually took over the hearts and minds of the German people. $24.95 • 176 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 pictures • May 2015 • paperback • 978-14738-2218-4

Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants 1933–1945

German Army on the Eastern Front – The Advance

Ian Baxter

Ian Baxter

Using many rare and unpublished images this book identifies and delves into the characters of the notorious men who were instrumental in one of the greatest crimes against humanity in World history.

This is a highly illustrated record of the extraordinary feat of arms that saw the Nazi armies drive deep into the vast terrain of the Soviet Union, to the gates of Stalingrad and Moscow. It traces the campaign from these hopeful beginnings until the defenders and the winter contrived to slow and then halt the advance.

Through words and pictures the chilling truth emerges. In many respects these monsters were all too normal. Rudolf Hess, the Commandant of Auschwitz, was a family man and hospitable host and yet while there is no record of his committing acts of violence personally he presided over a regime that accounted for over a million deaths.

$24.95 • 160 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 250 photographs • March 2015 • paperback • 9781-4738-2266-5

$24.95 • 160 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 250 b/w illustrations • February 2015 • paperback • 9781-78159-388-2

Blitz on Kent Mark Khan Located on the far southeastern corner of Britain, Kent was the closest county to Occupied Europe. Suffering not only direct bombardment by heavy guns from France, the airspace over Kent provided the quickest route from Luftwaffe airfields in Northern France to London. $24.95 • 144 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 illustrations • March 2015 • paperback • 978-178346-347-3


Combined Round the Clock Luftwaffe Night Fighters Bombing Offensive 1939–1945 Attacking Nazi Germany Philip Kaplan In World War Two, the most effective fighting units were usually small – submarine crews, infantry platoons, commandos, and bomber crews. Of these it could be said that the men who crewed the bombers caused more damage to the enemy and had a greater impact on the outcome of the conflict than any number of the rest. $29.95 • 176 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 b/w images approximately. • May 2015 • paperback • 978-1-78346-304-6

Andy Saunders /Steve Hall In this exciting new addition to the Images of War series, Andy Saunders and Steve Hall utilize an extensive archive of never-before published shots to illuminate the experiences of the Luftwaffe night-fighter pilots and crews during the Second World War. $24.95 • 144 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 140 b/w photographs • February 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4738-2320-4

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The Civilian Bomb Disposing Earl Jack Howard and Bomb Disposal in WW2 Kerin Freeman Charles ‘Jack’ Henry George Howard, GC, 20th Earl of Suffolk & Berkshire, born into the noble formidable House of Howard, possessed extraordinary courage.

The Waffen SS on the Eastern Front A Photographic Record of the Waffen SS in the East This book covers the deeds of the Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front. With text and in-depth captions with rare and unpublished photographs it is an analysis of the part they played on the Eastern Front.

A Woman in the Shadow of the Second World War Helena Hall’s Journal from the Home Front Helena Hall Helena Hall’s daily diary of the war years, from 1940 to 1945, tells of life in the Second World War experienced by people living in an English village. $39.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 40 illustrations • February 2015 • hardback • 978-14738-2325-9

$39.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 25 illustrations • January 2015 • hardback • 978-14738-2560-4

$34.95 • 400 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • Over 200 original b/w photographs • February 2015 • paperback • 978-178346-245-2

The Gallipoli Experience Reconsidered

The Retreat from Mons 1914: South The Western Front by Car, by Bike and on Foot

The Lusitania Story The Atrocity that Shocked the World – Updated Centenary Edition

Jon Cooksey/ Jerry Murland

Peeke, /Jones & WalshJohnson

This book follows the path taken by the British Expeditionary Force immediately after the outbreak of the conflict.

This is the complete story of this most famous ocean liner in a single volume.

Peter Liddle This is a balanced evaluation of the Gallipoli gamble and of the political and military leadership present. $39.95 • 304 pages • 6 x 9 • 60 illustrations • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78340039-3

$24.95 • 160 pages • 5.25 x 8.5 • 100 color and b/w illustrations • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-47382336-5

$19.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • April 2015 • paperback • 978-1-4738-3270-1

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Group Captain John ‘Joe’ Collier DSO, DFC and Bar The Authorised Biography of a Bomber Commander, Air War and S.O.E Strategist and Dambuster Planner Simon Gooch Group Captain John 'Joe' Collier DSO, DFC and Bar was a key player during WWII. $39.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 20 illustrations • March 2015 • hardback • 978-14738-2751-6

The History of the Battle of Britain Association Commemorating the Few Geoff Simpson The Battle of Britain Association has played a key role in researching entitlement to the Clasp and pronouncing on claims for the Clasp. $39.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78159387-5

The Road To Russia Arctic Convoys 1942

Facing Fearful Odds My Father’s Extraordinary Bernard Edwards Experiences of The book details the fate of Captivity, Escape and the convoys PQ13 and PQ Resistance 1940-1945 17 and the Westbound convoy QP13.

$24.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 18 b/w pics • May 2015 • paperback • 978-1-47382767-7

John Jay John Jay has reconstructed his Father’s war using the archive material from four countries. $44.95 • 320 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp of b/w plates • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2734-9


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Victory in Italy 15th Army Group’s Final Campaign 1945

Voices in Flight: RAF Escapers and Evaders in WWII

Richard Doherty

Martin Bowman

While the main focus in early 1945 was on the advance to The Fatherland, 15 Army Group’s 5th (US) and 8th (British) Armies were achieving remarkable results in Northern Italy. This is a masterly description and analysis of this victorious campaign.

During the Second World War, 156 RAF men successfully escaped from German PoW camps in Western Europe. A further 1,975 men evaded capture after having been shot down over this same territory. Martin Bowman illustrates the bravery and resourcefulness that characterized their experiences.

The Wellington Bomber was omnipresent during the Second World War, employed in a variety of contexts in the fight against the Axis powers. Here is a selection of firsthand pilot testimonies in an effort to record authentically the experience of flying the muchmythologized Wellington during one of the most challenging eras of aviation history.

$50.00 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w photos • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78383-175-3

$39.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w plates • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78383-176-0

$39.95 • 272 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w plates • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78346-298-8

The Spitfire Exploring the Myths and Legacy of an Icon Hugh W. Cowin This narrative history contains well over 150 photographs and diagrams and really is a must-read volume. $44.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 200 photographs • April 2015 • hardback • 978-14738-2343-3

A Guide To War Publications of the First & Second World War From Training Guides to Propaganda Posters Arthur Ward This book is concerned with printed ephemera that was designed to educate, instruct, inform and entertain.

Voices in Flight: The Wellington Bomber Martin Bowman

The E-Boat Threat Bryan Cooper This book describes the development of these deadly little craft and the training of their crews. $34.95 • 144 pages • 6 x 9 • 25 b/w illustrations • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2783-7

Blue Diamonds The Exploits of 14 Squadron RAF 1945–2015 Michael John William Napier In the seven decades since the Second World War, 14 Squadron has operated a wide array of aircraft types (Mosquitoes, Vampires, Venoms, Hunters, Canberras, Phantoms, Jaguars and Tornados) in a fascinating variety of roles. $50.00 • 320 pages • 6 x 9 • 90 b/w integrated images (plus 8 pages of color images) • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2327-3

Logistics in the Falklands War Kenneth L Privratsky The book describes the rush to reorganize and deploy forces and dispatch a large task force. $34.95 • 304 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w plates • February 2015 • hardback • 978-1-4738-2312-9

The Zeppelin Michael Belafi This book features photographs of the mighty Zeppelin at all stages of development. $50.00 • 240 pages • 8.5 x 10.75 • Mono and color images, integrated throughout • May 2015 • hardback • 978-1-47382785-1

$39.95 • 272 pages • 6.75 x 9.5 • 150 illustrations • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-78383-154-8


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Pen & Sword Digital Nery and the Retreat from Mons Battlefield History TV Following the Battles of Mons and Le Cateau the already near exhausted British Expeditionary Force, who had been marching and fighting for six days without a break, embarked on a nine day epic march across France. They headed back to the safety of the far side River Marne south of Paris rather than to the traditional haven of British Armies – the Channel Ports. The BHTV team of historians and battlefield guides take us to the scene of some sharp rear guard actions fought during the Retreat from Mons including the great cavalry actions at Cerizy and Nery, where the mounted British soldier established domination of his German counterpart. As they travel the highways and byways of France they analyze the decisions made by the commanders in that fog of war that together spelt the end of the Schlieffen Plan and set conditions for the 'miracle of the Marne'. $24.95 • 80 minutes • 5.25 x 7.5 • July 2014 • DVD • 5060247621166 • Pen & Sword Digital

Special Forces: St Nazaire Raid BHTV Building on the success of various Commando Raids during 1941, Headquarters Combined Operations moved up the scale of size and complexity by electing to attack and deny the only dry dock that could take a German battleship for repairs, the Normandie Dock at St Nazaire on France’s Atlantic coast. The problem was that the port was miles up an estuary that was well defended by the Germans. To deliver an explosive charge big enough to demolish the massive lock gates, an old ship HMS Campbeltown was converted to look like a German destroyer, so as to bluff their way into the heart of the port. Shot on location in the usual BHTV style of expert commentary from naval and commando historians. During shooting the team secured unrivaled access to parts of the harbor and pumping houses that simply can not be seen by normal visitors to St Nazaire. $24.95 • 5.25 x 7.5 • February 2015 • DVD • 5060247620893 • Pen & Sword Digital

Walking the Western Front 1914 – First Battle of Ypres Langemarck

Walking the Western Front Walking the Western 1914 – First Battle of Ypres Front 1914 – The BEF and Messines and Menin Road the Retreat

Ed Skelding

Ed Skelding

$32.95 • February 2015 • DVD • 5060247621104 • Pen & Sword Digital

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Villers-Cotterets, Etreux, Guise and Néry Ed Skelding $32.95 • January 2015 • DVD • 5060247621098 • Pen & Sword Digital


Savas Beatie The Washingtons series

The Washingtons: A Family History Volume One: Seven Generations of the Presidential Branch Justin Glenn This ground-breaking series is a comprehensive history that traces the “Presidential line” of the Washingtons. Volume one begins with the immigrant John Washington who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and was the great-grandfather of President George Washington. It continues the record of their descendants for a total of seven generations. Volume two is a collection of notable descendants of the next eight generations of John and Anne Washington’s descendants, including Gen. George S. Patton, author Shelby Foote, and actor Lee Marvin. Future volumes trace generations eight through fifteen, making a total of more than 63,000 descendants. Although structured in a genealogical format for the sake of clarity, this is no barebones genealogy but a true family history with more than 1,200 detailed biographical narratives. These, in turn, strive to convey the greatness of the family that produced not only The Father of His Country but many others, great and humble, who struggled to build that country. The Washingtons includes a special volume on the timehonored John Wright line, which in recent years has been challenged largely on the basis of DNA evidence, and another on the royal descents of the presidential line. A cumulative index completes the series. $85.00 • 692 pages • 7 x 10 • 11 images, charts • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61121-233-4 • eISBN 978-1-94066-926-7

Volume Two: Notable Members of the Presidential Branch $85.00 • 598 pages • 7 x 10 • 31 images, charts • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61121-234-1 • eISBN 978-1-94066-927-4

Volume Six, Part Two: Generation Ten of the Presidential Branch $85.00 • 722 pages • 7 x 10 • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61121277-8 • eISBN 978-1-94066-938-0

Volume Four, Part One: Generation Eight of the Presidential Branch $75.00 • 468 pages • 7 x 10 • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61121-236-5 • eISBN 978-1-94066-929-8

Volume Four, Part Two: Generation Eight of the Presidential Branch $75.00 • 460 pages • 7 x 10 • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61121275-4 8 • eISBN 978-1-94066-936-6

Volume Five, Part One: Generation Nine of the Presidential Branch $85.00 • 648 pages • 7 x 10 • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61121237-2 • eISBN 978-1-94066-930-4

Volume Seven, Part One: Generation Eleven of the Presidential Branch $85.00 • 594 pages • 7 x 10 • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61121239-6 • eISBN 978-1-94066-932-8

Volume Seven, Part Two: Generation Eleven of the Presidential Branch $85.00 • 616 pages • 7 x 10 • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61121278-5 • eISBN 978-1-94066-939-7

Volume Eight: Generations Twelve to Fifteen of the Presidential Branch $85.00 • 786 pages • 7 x 10 • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61121240-2 • eISBN 978-1-94066-933-5

Volume Five, Part Two: Generation Nine of the Presidential Branch

Volume Nine: The Presidential Branch: Six Wright Lines

$85.00 • 640 pages • 7 x 10 • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61121276-1 • eISBN 978-1-94066-937-3

$85.00 • 792 pages • 7 x 10 • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61121-241-9 • eISBN 978-1-94066-934-2

Volume Six, Part One: Generation Ten of the Presidential Branch $85.00 • 712 pages • 7 x 10 • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61121238-9 • eISBN 978-1-94066-931-1


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Savas Beatie Paperback reprints from Savas Beatie

Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason David A. Hirsch/Dan Van Haften For more than 150 years, historians have speculated about what made Abraham Lincoln great. Some point to Lincoln’s study of grammar, literature, and poetry. Others believe it was the deep national crisis that elevated Lincoln’s oratory. Most agree though that he honed his persuasive technique in his work as an Illinois attorney. Authors Hirsch and Van Haften persuasively argue, for the first time, that it was Lincoln’s in-depth study of geometry that gave our sixteenth president his verbal structure. Although Lincoln’s fascination with geometry is well documented, most historians have concluded that his study of the subject was little more than mental calisthenics. $24.95 • 464 pages • 6 x 9 • charts, tables, figures • March 2015 • paperback • 978-161121-251-8 • eISBN 978-1-61121-058-3

The Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads and the Civil War’s Final Campaign

Triumph & Defeat The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume 2 Terrence J. Winschel

Eric J. Wittenberg The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, March 10, 1865, was one of most important but least known engagements of William T. Sherman's Carolinas Campaign. Now in paperback, here is the only book-length account of this combat. As Sherman's infantry crossed into North Carolina, Maj. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick's veteran Federal cavalry division fanned out in front, screening the advance. When Kilpatrick learned that Confederate cavalry under Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton was hot on his trail, he decided to set a trap for the Southern horsemen near a place called Monroe's Crossroads. Hampton, however, learned of the plan and decided to do something Kilpatrick was not expecting: attack. $22.95 • 360 pages • 6 x 9 • 42 images, 29 maps • February 2015 • paperback • 978-161121-249-5 • eISBN 978-1-61121-015-6

Silent Sentinels A Reference Guide to the Artillery of Gettysburg George W. Newton Artillery played an important and perhaps decisive role in the July 1863 battle of Gettysburg. Although many hundreds of books have been published on the battle, very few have focused more than a few paragraphs or a sprinkling of entries on the “long arm” and its role in the battle. This gap is finally filled by George Newton’s Silent Sentinels: A Reference Guide to the Artillery of Gettysburg. Now in paperback, Newton’s well-written and illustrated study was designed to be of use to both the casual battlefield visitor and the serious Civil War scholar. $22.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 43 images, 7 maps • February 2015 • paperback • 978-1-61121-247-1 • eISBN 978-1-61121-012-5

The study of the Civil War in the Western Theater is more popular now than ever before, and the center of that interest is the months-long Vicksburg Campaign. Following up on the popular success of his earlier book of the same name, Winschel offers ten new chapters of insights into what has been declared by many to have been the most decisive campaign of the Civil War. Smoothly written and deeply researched, these fresh chapters offer balanced and comprehensive analysis written with the authority that only someone who has served as Vicksburg’s Chief Historian since 1978 can produce. $19.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 27 images, 7 maps • February 2015 • paperback • 978-1-61121248-8 • eISBN 978-1-61121-018-7

Confessions of a Military Wife Mollie Gross “I remember when I hit rock bottom. There I was with no make-up on, hadn’t showered, eating raw cookie dough out of the tube, hitting on the toothless bagger at the commissary, and ordering jewelry off the TV. And that was just my first day!” Confessions of a Military Wife is an honest, witty, and often hilarious look at the life of the new generation military wife. Mollie Gross learned the hard way to laugh instead of cry at what she could not control as a military spouse—and as she quickly discovered, nearly everything was out of her control! $18.95 • 264 pages • 6 x 9 • 24 images • March 2015 • paperback • 9781-61121-250-1 • eISBN 978-1-61121-050-7

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Savas Beatie “To Prepare for Sherman’s Coming”

Books on the American Civil War Era

The Battle of Wise’s Forks, March 1865

A Critical Bibliography Walter Westcote

Mark A. Smith/Wade Sokolosky The Battle of Wise’s (Wyse) Forks, March 7-11, 1865, has long been thought of as nothing more than an insignificant skirmish during the final days of the Civil War and relegated to a passing reference in a footnote if it is mentioned at all. Mark A. Smith and Wade Sokolosky erase this misconception and elevate this combat and its related operations to the historical status it deserves.

Tens of thousands of books have been published on the Civil War. In an effort to list some of most important titles, in 1997 the University of Illinois Press published The Civil War in Books: An Analytical Bibliography, by David J. Eicher. This well-received reference work includes books published through mid-1995. As anyone who has studied this era knows, a vast number of significant books have been published since that time—hence the need for this updated bibliography.

This book is the result of years of careful research in a wide variety of archival sources, and relies upon official reports, diaries, newspapers, and letter collections, all tied to a keen understanding of the terrain. Sokolosky and Smith, both career army officers, have used their expertise in military affairs to produce what is not only a valuable book on Wise’s Forks, but what surely must be the definitive study of one of the Civil War’s overlooked yet significant battles.

This bibliography includes nearly 3,000 books, most of which have been published since the appearance of Eicher’s groundbreaking 1997 study. Topics are wide-ranging and organized into easy-to-use categories, so readers can find exactly what they are seeking. Each account lists the author or editor, title, date of original publication (and reprint, if any), publisher, page count, and a short summary of its contents.

$27.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • 55 images, 8 maps • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61121-266-2 • eISBN 978-1-61121-267-9

$35.00 • 306 pages • 7 x 10 • 8 images • January 2015 • hardback • 9781-61121-270-9 • eISBN 978-1-61121-271-6

Confederate Artillery Organizations

Fighting for General Lee

An Alphabetical Listing of the Officers and Batteries of the Confederacy, 1861–1865

Confederate General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade

F. Ray Sibley, Jr.

Sheridan R. Barringer

This is a remarkable, immensely useful, and exceedingly rare book containing the names of the officers and every Confederate artillery unit. It is so rare that most scholars in the field don’t even know of its existence. This new updated and easy-to-use reference work lists, in alphabetical order, individual batteries to artillery regiments, the names and alternate names for the batteries and the names of the men who led them.

Rufus Barringer fought on horseback through most of the Civil War with General Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, and rose to lead the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade in some of the war’s most difficult combats. This book details his entire history for the first time.

$49.95 • 390 pages • 7 x 10 • 4 images • January 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61121-230-3 • eISBN 978-1-940669-44-1


Barringer raised a company early in the war and fought with the 1st North Carolina Cavalry from the Virginia peninsula through Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville.

Resisting Sherman A Confederate Surgeon’s Journal and the Civil War in the Carolinas, 1865 Thomas Heard Robertson, Jr. Despite its fascinating cast of characters, host of combats large and small, and its impact on the course of the Civil War, surprisingly little ink has been spilled on the conflict’s final months in the Carolinas. Editor and descendant Thomas Robertson followed in his ancestor’s footsteps, conducting exhaustive research to identify the people, route, and places mentioned in the journal. $26.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • 39 images, 11 maps • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61121260-0 • eISBN 978-1-61121-261-7

$32.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 43 images, 9 maps • June 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61121-262-4 • eISBN 978-1-61121-263-1

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Savas Beatie The Maps of the Wilderness

The Gettysburg Cyclorama

An Atlas of the Wilderness Campaign, May 2-7, 1864

The Turning Point of the Civil War on Canvas

Bradley M. Gottfried

Chris Brenneman/Sue Boardman/Bill Dowlaing

This book continues Bradley M. Gottfried’s efforts to study and illustrate the major campaigns of the Civil War’s Eastern Theater. This is his fifth book in the ongoing Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series. The previous four were The Maps of Gettysburg (2007), The Maps of First Bull Run (2009), The Maps of Antietam (2012), and The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns (2013).

Thousands of books and articles have been written about the Battle of Gettysburg. Almost every topic has been thoroughly scrutinized except one: Paul Philippoteaux’s massive cyclorama painting The Battle of Gettysburg, which depicts Pickett’s Charge, the final attack at Gettysburg. The Gettysburg Cyclorama: The Turning Point of the Civil War on Canvas is the first comprehensive study of this art masterpiece and historic artifact.

This latest magisterial work breaks down the entire campaign into 24 map sets or “action-sections” enriched with 120 original full-page color maps. These spectacular cartographic creations bore down to the regimental and battery level. This book includes an assessment of the winter of 1863-1864, the planning for the campaign, the crossing of the Rapidan River, and two days of bloody combat and the day of watchful stalemate thereafter.

This in-depth study of the history of the cyclorama discusses every aspect of this treasure, which was first displayed in 1884 and underwent a massive restoration in 2008. Coverage includes the changes it has undergone and where and how it was moved. Coverage includes not only how it was created and what it depicts, but the changes it has undergone and where and how it was moved.

$39.95 • 360 pages • 7 x 10 • 120 full color maps • April 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61121-258-7 • eISBN 978-1-61121-259-4

$34.95 • 192 pages • 7 x 10 • 300 images • May 2015 • hardback • 978-161121-264-8 • eISBN 978-1-61121-265-5

Tears of a Warrior

“Double Canister at Ten Yards”

A Family’s Story of Combat and Living with PTSD E. Anthony Seahorn/Janet J. Seahorn This is a patriotic book written about soldiers who are called to duty in service of their country. It is a story of courage, valor, and life-long sacrifice. Long after the cries of battle have ended, many warriors return home to face a multitude of physical and mental challenges. Tears of a Warrior was written to educate families and veterans about the symptoms of PTSD and to offer strategies for living with the disorder. $19.99 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 92 images, 1 map • February 2015 • paperback • 978-1-61121273-0 • eISBN 978-1-61121-274-7

The North Carolina Civil War Atlas The Old North State at War Mark Anderson Moore/Jessica A. Bandel/Michael Hill The North Carolina Civil War Atlas is a comprehensive full-color study of the impact of the war on the Tar Heel State, incorporating 97 original maps. The only state-level atlas of its kind, the book is a sesquicentennial project of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History. $34.95 • 192 pages • 11 x 17 • 97 full color maps, 30 tables and charts, and 98 images • March 2015 • hardback • 978-1-61121-268-6 • eISBN 978-1-61121-269-3

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The Federal Artillery and the Repulse of Pickett’s Charge, July 3, 1863 David L. Shultz Gettysburg is one of the most famous and studied battles of history, and Pickett’s Charge, its climax on the third day, continues to fascinate a new generation of readers. Here the author focuses his examination on how and why the Union long-arm beat back the Confederate foot soldiers. $11.95 • 144 pages • 6 x 9 • 12 images, 5 maps • January 2015 • paperback • 978-1-61121272-3 • eISBN 978-1-940669-49-6


Savas Beatie Emerging Civil War series

Calamity in Carolina The Battles of Averasboro and Bentonville, March 1865 Daniel T. Davis/Phillip S. Greenwalt Federal armies under Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had rampaged through Georgia on their “March to the Sea” and now were cutting a swath of destruction as they marched north from Savannah through the Carolinas. Locked in a desperate defense of Richmond and Petersburg, there was little Lee could do to stem Sherman’s tide—so he turned to Johnston. This book includes more than a hundred illustrations, new maps, and thoughtprovoking analysis to tell the story of last great battles of the war in the West. $12.95 • 168 pages • 6 x 9 • 150 images, maps • February 2015 • paperback • 978-1-61121-2457 • eISBN 978-1-61121-224-2

Dawn of Victory

To the Bitter End

Breakthrough at Petersburg, March 25 – April 2, 1865

Appomattox, Bennett Place, and the Surrenders of the Confederacy

Edward S. Alexander After the unprecedented violence of the 1864 Overland Campaign, Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant turned his gaze south of Richmond to Petersburg, where the railroads that supplied the Confederate capital and its defenders found their junction. Nine grueling months of constant maneuver and combat around the “Cockade City” followed. Massive fortifications dominated the landscape, and both armies frequently pushed each other to the brink of disaster. Readers can follow the footsteps of the resolute Union attackers and stand in the shoes of the obstinate Confederate defenders as their actions decided the fate of the nation. $12.95 • 168 pages • 6 x 9 • 150 images, maps • March 2015 • paperback • 978-1-61121-280-8 • eISBN 978-1-61121-246-4

Robert M. Dunkerly Across the Confederacy, determination remained high through the winter of 1864 into the new year. Yet ominous signs were everywhere. The peace conference had failed. Large areas were overrun, the armies could not stop Union advances, the economy was in shambles, and industry and infrastructure were crumbling—the Confederacy could not make, move, or maintain anything. No one knew what the future held, but uncertainty. Civilians and soldiers, generals and governors, resolved to fight to the bitter end. Offering a fresh look at the various surrenders that ended the war this book brings to light little-known facts and covers often-overlooked events. $12.95 • 168 pages • 6 x 9 • 150 images, maps • March 2015 • paperback • 978-1-61121-252-5 • eISBN 978-1-61121-253-2

Fight Like the Devil

Strike Them a Blow

That Furious Struggle

The First Day at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863

Battle along the North Anna River, May 21–25, 1864

Chancellorsville and the High Tide of the Confederacy, May 1–4, 1863

Chris Mackowski/Daniel T. Davis Do not bring on a general engagement, Confederate General Robert E. Lee warned his commanders. The Army of Northern Virginia, slicing its way through south-central Pennsylvania, was too spread out, too vulnerable, for a full-scale engagement with its old nemesis, the Army of the Potomac. Too much was riding on this latest Confederate invasion of the North. Too much was at stake. July 1, 1863 remains the most overlooked phase of the battle of Gettysburg, yet it set the stage for all the fateful events that followed. $12.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • 200 images, maps • February 2015 • paperback • 978-1-61121227-3 • eISBN 978-1-61121-228-0


Chris Mackowski For sixteen days the armies had grappled—a grueling horror-show of nonstop battle, march, and maneuver that stretched through May of 1864. Federal commander Ulysses S. Grant had resolved to destroy his Confederate adversaries through attrition if by no other means. He would just keep at them until he used them up. The author follows the road south to the North Anna River. $12.95 • 168 pages • 6 x 9 • 150 images, maps • February 2015 • paperback • 978-1-61121254-9 • eISBN 978-1-61121-255-6

Christopher Mackowski/Kristopher White Authors Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White have worked for years to compile this remarkable story of one of the war’s greatest battles. It describes the series of controversial events that define this crucial battle, including General Robert E. Lee’s radical decision to divide his small army—a violation of basic military rules—sending Stonewall Jackson on his famous march around the Union army flank. $12.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • b/w photos, illustrations and maps • Now Available • paperback • 978-1-61121-219-8 • eISBN 9781-61121-220-4

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