Category Archives: General

WW1 Artefacts: Private Harold Tookey’s Camera

By Steve Corbett Early last year, at a vintage collectors’ fair being held in a village in Sussex, an elderly lady approached one of the stall holders and offered him a small Kodak vest pocket camera – often referred to … Continue reading

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Far Distant Ships – The Blockade of Brest 1793-1815

After completing my previous book on the war in the North Sea during the First World War, which was published last December, I turned to the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars as a subject for a further book on naval history. … Continue reading

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Remembering Montgomery: The largest Civil War battle fought in Wales

The largest English Civil War battle to take place in Wales – involving more than 8,000 soldiers – has been reappraised in a ground-breaking new book, written more than 350 years later. The Battle of Montgomery, 1644. The English Civil … Continue reading

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The fighting clergyman who won the Victoria Cross

The author of The Christian Soldier introduces his new biography: During my Great War research into the local Territorial Battalion, the 6th Sherwood Foresters (fondly known as ‘the Wild Men of the Peak’), I was taken aback to learn that … Continue reading

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How Mount Piana inspired a new history of The Italian Folgore Parachute Division

By Paolo Morisi – I hail from northern Italy and – in the summer – I spend a lot of time in the mountains along the Austrian-Italian border, the Alto Adige and Veneto regions of Italy. In the 1980s you could still … Continue reading

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Alan Larsen on the fine art of historical cavalry reconstruction

Some 20 years, ago I was fortunate enough to gather around me a like-minded group of cavalry enthusiasts who were prepared to work hard (and play hard, bless ’em…) in pursuit of a high standard of historical cavalry reconstruction. For … Continue reading

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Military history author Linda Parker: Where and how I write

Linda and Nigel Parker are both military history authors – currently working on separate books for Helion & Company Ltd. Here, Linda ventures into the brave new world of blogging, and reveals a little of where and how she writes…  At last, … Continue reading

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The top five pre-1914 military history books for Christmas 2016

Here, our ‘Century of the Soldier‘ series Commissioning Editor Charles Singleton shares his personal pick of the best pre-1914 books to add to your Christmas wishlist:  Once again, I’ve been given the difficult task of choosing my top five books … Continue reading

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Wargaming Elizabethan Naval Warfare

Andy Callan discusses the thinking behind the easy rules he is compiling for a forthcoming new title in our Battle For Britain paper soldiers series. Making a game out of warfare at sea in this period is a tricky business. … Continue reading

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‘Century of the Soldier’ and Colonel Nicholas Devereux’s Regiment of Foot announce a new partnership

Lawful Laws and Liberty: Fighting for the good old cause   Since we launched the Century of the Soldier book series in May 2015, we’ve come across a great many people with the same passion for the period of history. Standing … Continue reading

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