Tag Archives: helion

The 1989 Coup D’état in Paraguay

By Antonio Luis Sapienza The year 1989 was crucial for Paraguay. After a long period of 35 years of dictatorship, General Alfredo Stroessner was finally overthrown by a violent coup d’état. In a sort of prophetic way, he once said … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in From Reason to Revolution, General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

René North

By Stephen Ede-Borrett Anyone beginning to research the uniforms of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars will very quickly come across two small books published by the long-gone and much lamented Almark – Regiments at Waterloo and Soldiers of … Continue reading

Posted in Century of the Soldier | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Books, General | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘For Orange and the States. The Army of the Dutch Republic, Part I: Infantry.’ It sounds familiar, but…

By Marc Geerdink-Schaftenaar. You probably heard of the battle of Fontenoy. If you have, you probably heard of the British and French officers greeting each other and inviting the other to open fire first. You might be able to mention … Continue reading

Posted in From Reason to Revolution | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Next to Wellington: General Sir George Murray. The Story of a Scottish Soldier and Statesman, Wellington’s Quartermaster General

By John Harding-Edgar Every now and then, but increasingly rarely, at least as far as Napoleonic history is concerned, an opportunity arises to bring to the surface the story of a man whose role was of significant, but thus far … Continue reading

Posted in From Reason to Revolution | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment