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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...


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...


Devil's Adjutant

by Michael Reynolds Pen and Sword Military (October 19, 2009)

Much has been written about Jochen Peiper, though it is unlikely he would have been heard of outside Germany but for the infamous massacre near Malmedy, Belgium, with which his name has been forever associated....


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...


Jock Lewes: Co-founder of the SAS

by John Lewes Pen and Sword Military (March 30, 2000)

Jock Lewes was a dashing young Welsh Guards officer who created a new approach to modern warfare in the SAS with less than two year's experience as a soldier. By the age of twenty-seven Jock co-founded the SAS...


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...


Hungarian Armoured Fighting Vehicles in the Second World War

by Eduardo Manuel Gil Martínez Pen and Sword Military (December 27, 2019)

The actions of the German armoured forces during the Second World War is well known. What has not yet been so well told are the actions of the armoured forces from Germany's allies. While it is true that their...


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...


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...