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THE HALL OF MIRRORS: War and Warfare in the 20th Century

by Jim Storr ‘The Hall of Mirrors’ is perhaps the first analysis of the wars and warfare of the 20th century as a whole. What can we learn from war, and warfare, in the 20th century? Surprisingly, the question has … Continue reading

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MiG-23 Flogger in the Middle East: Mikoyan I Gurevich MiG-23 in Service in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Libya and Syria, 1973-2018

By Tom Cooper Terminus ‘MiG-23’, perhaps even ‘Flogger’, is likely to appear at least ‘common’ to many of readers. Yes, that’s that arrow-like design from a stable of well-known, Soviet-made fighters, many of which were captivating our minds during the … Continue reading

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Diary of a first-time non-fiction Author

By Dennis Williams Yes! Made it! Result! I have now written a book – which has finally been published and printed – by HELION of course – or you would not be reading this attempt at a blog. Of course … Continue reading

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HEADLINE: April 1823, the French invade Spain again!

By Ralph Weaver During the Napoleonic wars a French army had been tied down on the Iberian Peninsula, costing the French Imperial treasury vast amounts in money and also men and a loss of prestige. And to little avail, Spanish … Continue reading

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Mexicans at War. Mexican Military Aviation in the Second World War 1941-1945

By Santiago A. Flores During the Second World War, Mexican military aviation took a quantum leap in its development from flying general purpose biplanes not suited for coastal and antisubmarine patrols, to flying the latest fighter bombers in combat operations … Continue reading

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Disputed Victory

By Quintin Barry. As I write these lines, Disputed Victory is the latest of my books to be published by Helion, but it will very shortly be overtaken by the next, which is a study of the campaign in eastern … Continue reading

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‘FUTILE EXERCISE’?

By Simon Batten Since 1985 I have taught History at Bloxham, a boarding school in rural Oxfordshire. After so long at one school, culminating in nine years as a Housemaster, I decided in 2013 in the interests of setting myself … Continue reading

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Tigers at War: The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment. 25 Years in Front-Line Modern Conflict

By Michael Scott Tigers at War is the remarkable story of the infantrymen of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, the Tigers by nickname, who, since the end of the Cold War and fall of the Iron Curtain, have served … Continue reading

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What the Allied Air Forces Did in Sicily

By Alexander Fitzgerald-Black. It was a hot and dry summer afternoon in Sicily. Most of the locals had already gone home to take in their early afternoon siesta. It was 2013, and I was part of a Canadian-American battlefield study … Continue reading

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The Revd G. A. Studdert Kennedy – Much more to him than Woodbines

By Linda Parker. Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy became one of the most famous army chaplains of the Great War. He gained a place in popular imagination as ‘Woodbine Willie’, a popular and brave chaplain who gave our cigarettes with bibles … Continue reading

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