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Aurelian and Probus

by Ilkka Syvanne Pen and Sword Military (June 24, 2020)

This is a narrative military history of the emperors Lucius Domitius Aurelianus (‘Aurelian’, reigned 270-275) and Marcus Aurelius Probus (276-282) which also includes the other reigns between the years 268...


Airborne Landing to Air Assault

by Nikolaos Theotokis Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

Many books have been written about military parachuting, in particular about famous parachute operations like Crete and Arnhem in the Second World War and notable parachute units like the British Parachute Regiment...


MacArthur's Papua New Guinea Offensive, 1942-1943

by Jon Diamond Pen and Sword Military (May 27, 2020)

The Japanese seizure of Rabaul on New Britain in January 1942 directly threatened Northern Australia and, as a result, General Douglas MacArthur took command of the Southwest Pacific Area. In July 1942, the...


Greece Against Rome

by Philip Matyszak Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

Towards the middle of the third century BC, the Hellenistic kingdoms (the fragments of Alexander the Great’s short-lived empire) were near their peak. In terms of population, economy and military power each...


Who Really Won the Battle of Marathon?

by Constantinos Lagos, Fotis Karyanos & John Car Pen and Sword Military (February 28, 2020)

The Battle of Marathon in 490 BC, where an Athenian-led Greek force defeated a Persian invasion, is one of the most decisive battles in Antiquity and has been studied for centuries. It is famed as a triumph...


Frank Pantridge

by Cecil Lowry Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

Countless thousands of men and women around the world have good reason to be thankful that Frank Partridge survived three and a half years of brutal Japanese captivity. Had he not, they too would in all probability...


The Americans and Germans in Bastogne

by Gary Sterne Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

In December 1944 the Third Reich was retreating. It was almost inconceivable that they could mount a counter offensive.

To the Allies, the capitulation of the Third Reich was just around the corner. Or was it?...


Churchill's Flawed Decisions

by Stephen Wynn Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

Winston Churchill is undoubtedly one of the most respected and best-loved characters the nation has ever known. However, much of how people view him is based on his leadership during the bleak and dire times...


Ending the Siege of Leningrad

by Carlos Caballero Jurado Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

The Battle of Krasny Bor in 1943 was part of the Soviet Red Army's efforts to lift the blockade of Leningrad, one of the longest and most destructive in history.

Previous works on the Battle of Krasny Bor have...


Cold War

by Stephen Twigge Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

Cold War tells the story of half a century of superpower confrontation from the end of the Second World War to the collapse of the Soviet Union. The book describes in chilling detail the military and ideological...


Leading the Roman Army

by Jonathan Mark Eaton Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

The Roman imperial army represented one of the main factors in the exercise of political control by the emperors. The effective political management of the army was essential for maintaining the safety and well-being...


A History of the 9th (Highlanders) Royal Scots

by Neill Gilhooley Pen and Sword Military (February 19, 2020)

Edinburgh is forever bound to The Royal Scots, the oldest in the British Army and now part of The Royal Regiment of Scotland. For a period in the early twentieth century, it also had a Highland battalion, the...


Cameras at War

by John Wade Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

Books about war and the pictures that came out of conflict usually concentrate on the picture content. But behind every picture there is a camera – and that’s what this book is about. Profusely illustrated...


The Last of Africa's Cold War Conflicts

by Al J Venter Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

Portugal was the first European country to colonize Africa. It was also the last to leave, almost five centuries later. During the course of what Lisbon called its “civilizing mission in Africa” the Portuguese...


Allied Armies in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1945

by Simon Forty Pen and Sword Military (March 30, 2020)

The Italian campaign was one of the most debated of the Second World War, splitting the American and British allies, and causing great disharmony. After the fall of Rome and the surrender of Italy, the invasion...


Victory at Gallipoli, 1915

by Klaus Wolf Pen and Sword Military (April 30, 2020)

The German contribution in a famous Turkish victory at Gallipoli has been overshadowed by the Mustafa Kemal legend. The commanding presence of German General Liman von Sanders in the operations is well known....


With a Royal Engineers Field Company in France & Italy

by V F Eberle Pen and Sword Military (March 30, 2020)

VF Eberle MC joined up on the outbreak of the war in No 2 Field Company Royal Engineers, 48th (South Midland) Division, the same company as his brother, who was a captain in it. He was commissioned before sailing...


The Dark Age of Tanks

by David Lister Pen and Sword Military (March 30, 2020)

In the thirty years after the Second World War, the British army entered a period of intense technological development. Due to the lack of surviving documentation, this period is almost a second Dark Age. What...


A Champion Cyclist Against the Nazis

by Alberto Toscano Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

Italy, 1943. Although allied with Hitler, there were those who refused to accept the fascist policies of racial discrimination and deportation. Among them was Gino Bartali.

A champion cyclist, he won the Giro...


Marching from Defeat

by Claus Neuber Pen and Sword Military (April 30, 2020)

In June 1944, in Belarus on the Eastern Front, the Red Army launched Operation Bagration, the massive offensive that crushed Hitler’s Army Group Centre. German soldiers who weren’t encircled and captured...


Wellington and the British Army's Indian Campaigns 1798 - 1805

by Martin R Howard Pen and Sword Military (April 30, 2020)

The Peninsular War and the Napoleonic Wars across Europe are subjects of such enduring interest that they have prompted extensive research and writing. Yet other campaigns, in what was a global war, have been...


German Military and the Weimar Republic

by Karen Schaefer Pen and Sword Military (March 30, 2020)

General Hans von Seekt (1866-1936) was the military counterpart of the Weimar Republic, both attempted to restore Germany's international acceptance and security following defeat in World War I and the Treaty...


The People's Army in the Spanish Civil War

by Alexander Clifford Pen and Sword Military (March 20, 2020)

Why did the Spanish Republic lose the Spanish Civil War – and could the Republic have won? These are the key questions Alexander Clifford addresses in this in-depth study of the People’s Army and the critical...


Fighting Through to Hitler's Germany

by Mark Forsdike Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

After landing on D-Day, 1st Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment fought through France, Holland and into Germany as part of the 3rd (British) Infantry Division. Ever cheerful, the Battalion were opposed by an increasingly...


For King and Kaiser

by Andrew Lucas & Jurgen Schmieschek Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

Following on from their pioneering account of the Saxon army in the First World War –Fighting the Kaiser’s War – Andrew Lucas and Jürgen Schmieschek have compiled this remarkable sequel which covers Saxony’s...


The Light Division in the Peninsular War, 1808-1811

by Tim Saunders & Rob Yuill Pen and Sword Military (March 30, 2020)

Histories of the Light Division have tended to be incomplete, being based on memoirs of a few well known diarists, principally from the 95th Rifles. The authors of this book, the first volume of two, have sought...


The Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871

by Maarten Otte Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

In 1870 France embarked on a war with Prussia and her allied German states that was to be a complete disaster. For Napoleon III, after his ignominious surrender with thousands of his troops from the Army of...


The French at Waterloo: Eyewitness Accounts

by Andrew W Field Pen and Sword Military (July 19, 2020)

Andrew Field, who has published four best-selling books on the Battle of Waterloo, has established himself as one of the leading experts on the French perspective of the campaign. Using selected extracts from...