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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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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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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

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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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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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‘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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Between Olmütz and Torgau: Horace St Paul during the Third, Fourth and Fifth Campaigns of the Seven Years War

By Neil Cogswell In his lifetime, Horace St Paul had prepared his ‘Journal of the First Two Campaigns of the Seven Years War’ for publication, but it was not until a century after his death in 1812 that, under the … Continue reading

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Gerhard Fieseler: The Man behind the Storch

By Nigel Holden On 23 October 1943 the owner of a medium-sized aircraft company in Kassel drove in shock and horror from his home to his main factory. The city was little more than smoking ruins following a massive RAF … Continue reading

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