Monthly Archives: December 2015

What stopped the German Stormtroopers in the spring of 1918?

Our Terraine Prize winner Sanders Marble – Senior Historian at the US Army Office of Medical History – wowed our WW1 Prize Fund judging panel, having ‘identified a major gap in literature on the Western Front’ with Operation Mars 1918. … Continue reading

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Harsh Realities: The British Army and the Problem of 1915 by Spencer Jones

At the beginning of 1915 Great Britain found herself locked into a major European war for the first time in over a century; a situation for which the country was not strategically, militarily, economically or psychologically prepared. Five months of … Continue reading

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Operation Neptune: The D-Day Landings, 6 June 1944

Series Editor Tim Benbow sheds light on a pivotal, though surprisingly often neglected, Allied operation from the Second World War. The first volume of Helion’s new series on the Naval Staff Histories of the Second World War covers Operation Neptune … Continue reading

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Top five pre-1914 military history books for Christmas

From books on the Napoleon to the Jacobites; the New Model Army to Prussian warfare, here Charles Singleton, our Commissioning Editor, shares his top five recommendations for pre-1914 military history enthusiasts. Since coming to work full-time at Helion in April … Continue reading

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Top 5 post-1939 military history books for Christmas

Charles Singleton, our Commissioning Editor, shares his top five recommendations for post-1939 military history enthusiasts. 1)    Magyar Warriors Volume 1. The History of the Royal Hungarian Armed Forces 1919-1945 – by Dénes Bernád & Charles K. Kliment Very much the … Continue reading

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They Called It Shell Shock: The Great War’s “Epidemic of Trauma”

Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Research Fellow at Cardiff University Dr Stefanie Linden reveals her plans to examine the Great War’s “epidemic of trauma” and how it manifested on both sides of the conflict, following her Edmonds Prize win. Exactly a … Continue reading

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Introducing www.vauban.co.uk by David Flintham

The 17th century was a watershed in European history; it was the century when the superstitions of the Medieval period were largely laid to rest to be replaced by scientific reasoning. Whilst the origins of the Enlightenment and the Agricultural … Continue reading

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