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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  • 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

  • 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

  • US Forces in Vietnam 1968 - 1975

    This publication covers the chronological evolution of uniforms, equipment and armament issued to the American soldier during the second half of the conflict, which saw the 1968 Tet Offensive; 1969, when American forces saw their maximum commitment,; the Cambodian incursions of 1970, the de-escalation between 1970 and 1972 and, finally, the tragic end to the war in 1975. All of the uniforms and equipment shown are period, some of the weapons are replicas. In order to depict characteristic servicemen at given periods, a great deal of research was undertaken in order to guarantee coherence... Learn More

    Starting at: £17.50

  • The Odyssey of the Komet

    Having left Gotenhafen July 3, 1940 for a campaign that will last 516 days, the Komet is one of the cargos transformed by the Kriegsmarine to operate as an auxiliary warship for the allied commercial ships. Spreading over the Pacific except the partly frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean, this predator camouflaged as Japanese ships leads the attacks on all oceans, up to the Antarctic, searching for ally ships, creating insecurity across the Australian and New Zealand coasts up to the surroundings of the Panama canal. A fascinating adventure that gives us 200 inedited pictures. The secret... Learn More

    Starting at: £18.50

  • The Liberation of Allied Units

    Through various hundreds of "clichés d'époque”, the journey of this American division that landed in Provence in August 1944 after a long campaign in Italy, leads us just to the heart of Germany, where this military unit is the first to enter the concentration camps of Dachau. This American division had formerly freed a part of Southern France, and then went back up the valley of the Rhone up to the Vosges. As its squads are made up of numerous native american soldiers, the 45th division has achieved copious honours during the three hard battles which could be compared to the... Learn More

    Starting at: £15.00

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