Category Archives: General

Riflemen. The History of the 5th Battalion, 60th (Royal American) Regiment 1797-1818.

By Robert Griffith Like many others, I was introduced to Napoleonic riflemen through Bernard Cornwell’s Sharpe books, and the subsequent TV series. I liked the character of Captain ‘Sweet William’ Frederickson and his bedraggled company of the 5/60th but chose … Continue reading

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Latin America@War: Air Wars between Ecuador and Peru, Volume 1: The July 1941 War

With ‘Air Wars between Ecuador and Peru, Volume 1: The July 1941 War’ by Amaru Tincopa, shortly going to the press, it’s time for the usual ‘brief intro’ to this book and its content. This project has me ’emotionally involved’ … Continue reading

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The 1989 Coup d’État in Paraguay

The first volume from Helion’s four @War series to go into the print in 2019 is ‘The 1989 Coup d’État in Paraguay’ by Antonio Luis Sapienza Fracchia. On the first look, some might ask themselves, ‘why should I care and … Continue reading

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Regulating Fashion, Fashioning Regulation. The Uniforms and Dress of the British Army 1800-1815.

By Ben Townsend. The reading rooms of the National Archives at Kew present a curious sight on any given afternoon. Imagine a care home for the massively over-educated and terminally under-employed, and you will have a fitting conception of many … Continue reading

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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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Stony Point and the Creation the American Corps of Light Infantry

By David Bonk In order to tell the story of the American assault and capture of the British base at Stony Point, New York in July 1779 in Men Determined to Be Free, it was necessary to trace the evolution … 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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Bill Braham Memorial Essay Writing Competition

The annual Bill Braham Memorial Essay Writing Competition is run by the Pike and Shot Society in conjunction with Helion and Company, the prominent military history publishing company and sponsors of the competition. The Pike and Shot Society is an international … Continue reading

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