Histoire et Collections

Histoire et Collections

Founded in 1984, Histoire & Collections is the leading publisher of French-language magazines in the fields of militaria and related hobbies. Producing hundreds of books in both English and French, H&C have gained a reputation for excellence, both in terms of the information their books contain and the unprecedented level of detail in their production. Although some books are only available in French, the wealth of high quality illustrations make them a valuable purchase for enthusiasts all over the world.

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  • Supermarine Spitfire

    • Exclusive series of full colour plates of the Spitfire in its most exotic liveries, in British and foreign service during and after WW2

    The Spitfire fighter's camouflage schemes of the Second World War have been the subject of numerous publications. Consequently, the purpose of this book is rather to deal with the many little-known variations of these camouflages, whether temporary, local, or used by other air forces equipped with the famous plane, during and after the conflict.

    These unconventional liveries, unofficial or not, are specific to certain theatres of... Learn More

    Starting at: £17.50

  • Nebeltruppen, les lance-fusées de l’armée allemande

    • Full page reconstructions of Nebeltruppen soldiers, details of their special uniforms and insignia, period black and white pictures of personnel and equipment
    • First ever comprehensive study of the German rocket launchers and their crews
    • Brief overview of their campaigns

    This lavishly illustrated book deals with the German rocket launcher units of WW2, initially designed to spread poison gas or artificial fog, then used extensively on the battlefield in the same role as artillery, with terrifying effect. The book describes for the first time their uniforms and badges... Learn More

    Starting at: £32.00

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  • The First (US) Infantry Division

    • Famous unit
    • Portrayed by hollywood
    • Famous generals

    The 1st Infantry Division was established in 1917 to participate in the fighting in France and faced the major German offensives of 1918. During the Second World War, it effected its first assault landing in North Africa in 1942. Then followed the invasion of Sicily, D-Day in Normandy, the battle of the Bulge and the conquest of the Reich, as far as Czechoslovakia.

    According to the division lore, at the time, the U.S. Army consisted of the First Infantry Division and eight million replacements! Thanks to... Learn More

    Starting at: £20.00

  • Au Coeur de la Guerre Froide

    Unsung protagonists of the secret intelligence war that saw the two blocks in central Europe opposed, the three "Potsdam military missions" were carried out by a handful of Americans, British and French who had travelled Eastern Germany throughout the duration of the cold war. In constant contact with the opponent and persistently at risk of land and air attacks, these strange "reporters" became the most reliable source for assessing the threat of the Soviet army and Eastern German armed forces, and above all to detect any attempt on their part to attack the West by surprise. This book is a... Learn More

    Starting at: £29.00

  • Le Caracal au combat

    The H225M "Caracal" flew for the first time on 30 November 2000. It is the first European helicopter specifically designed for the most complex of missions: the rescue in combat. In 2006, just days after its debut in the Air Force, it was deployed as part of an operation in Lebanon: its autonomy, power and defensive potential made it the 'ideal vehicle for sneaking hundreds of European nationals from Beirut, where they were trapped as a result of the fighting between pro-Iranian Hezbollah and the Israeli army.'
    Today, in 2016, ten years after its appearance, the Caracal is... Learn More

    Starting at: £18.50

  • Women in Uniform

    Women's participation in the Second World War is often overlooked, yet thousands of them wore their uniform, working mainly as nurses, but offering also other services, such as managing the enrollment of men in military units. The movement started on a large scale in Great Britain and the Soviet Union, followed by United States and to a lesser extent France, Germany and Italy. With over fifty female volunteer from all over the world represented in colour photographs, this guide will be indispensable for all uniform lovers, collectors, and enthusiasts of military history. Learn More

    Starting at: £14.50

  • Comics en guerre

    Comics en guerre Learn More

    Starting at: £39.95

  • Scale Modelling WW1 Tanks

    ‘Tank models of the First World War' accurately describes assembly methods, painting and realization of dioramas for each of the 6 models: the Mark IV 'Male' English, Mark IV "Female" and the German A7V, Schneider CA, the St. Chamond and the French Renault FT. Illustrated with about 500pictures that illustrate this book, Frederik Astier share with you his knowledge guiding the reader step by step; with this book you can paint a camouflage complex of Great war period, paint figures, make decorations, and much more. You will learn all about "Fred Astier"'s style applied... Learn More

    Starting at: £20.00

  • Artillery and the Gribeauval System - Volume III

    With this last volume, pontoneers, permanent gunners or Coastguards gunners, too often left in shadow - as the materials and the guns which they serve and operate - occupy the centre stage.

    After examining, in volumes 1 and 2, the hardware artillery implemented by Gunners from the end of the Old Regime to First Empire, this third volume discusses some topics of specialists uniformology, and a chapter is dedicated to the Team Train which, although not being a part of the artillery, deserves to appear in this vast panorama of the "Armes savantes”.

    This was the organi... Learn More

    Starting at: £14.50

  • Napoleon in Italy

    • A detailed look at the intense relationship between Napoleon and Italy during the years 1805-1815.

    The links between Napoleon and Italy are too often reduced to its dazzling campaigns of 1796 and 1800. This love story, consisting of moments of happiness, but also resentment, continued well beyond the Battle of Marengo. The story of Napoleon and Italy from 1805 to 1815 is primarily one of constant communication; there was not a single day without two, three or four letters by mail or telegraph, to Milan, Rome and Naples. This permanence in imperial thinking, illustrated the desire... Learn More

    Starting at: £34.95

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