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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  • Special Forces Invasion France

    This work offers a history of the Special Operations which preceded and followed the Nazi invasion of France in 1940, and the work done by the Special Forces sent into France under cover by the Allies during the Occupation. The book details the intelligence missions, the work of the Resistance, including a record of the Combats de l'Ombre which harassed the enemy forces during the Occupation. The famous Allied secret services of World War II, the British SOE, the American OSS and the French BCRA. Based on interviews with actual participants who lent their first had memories and origina... Learn More

    Starting at: £18.99

  • Americans In Brittany 1944

    For a few brief days in August 1944 the world turned its attention to Brittany, but soon all eyes focused on the drive into the heart of France. Yet, Patton’s other tank drive to the west, and the siege of the ports of Brittany, were crucial on the logistical plans for the Allied Armies in Europe. This book covers the astounding armored thrusts of the 4th and 6th Armored Divisions, as well as General Ernest’s cavalry Task Force A, into Brittany. Learn More

    Starting at: £15.99

  • Ligne Maginot, Tome 3

    Volume 3 of Histoire & Collections incredibly detailed study of the men and equipment of the Maginot Line.

    As in previous volumes in the series, there is a spectacular selection of images from the period, minutely detailed uniform studies by Francois Vauvillier and color throughout.

    These books, though in French, set the standard for excellence in presenting this kind of information. Learn More

    Starting at: £35.00

  • Corps Expeditionnaire Francais En Italie, 1943-1944

    In July 1944, the soldiers of the French Expeditionary Force in Italy wiped off the effects of their defeat of 1940.

    Gaining the admiration of the Americans, they stretched the German defenses, which up to that point had been largely unchallenged, with an extraordinay mountain action around the Garigliano, they pushed back the German lines, opening the road to Rome for the Allies.

    This new book gives a detailed account of General Juin’s men, their organization, equipment, daily life on the front, etc. About twenty maps and hundreds of photographs are included. Learn More

    Starting at: £17.99

  • Normandy - First Victories

    Each mini-guide allows the reader to get to know more about a region's history, linking historical events with places of interest and sites of note, as well as providing an unprecedented visual feast of contemporary photographs, uniforms, badges and equipment - all in full color. Practical information is included in each mini-guide and itineraries are suggested for those wishing to visit battlefields, monuments, memorials and museums.

    By the dawn of 7 June some 152,000 Anglo-American troops had set foot on the Normandy coast, testimony that the D-Day landings had been a... Learn More

    Starting at: £4.99

  • Normandy - The German Defeat

    Each mini-guide allows the reader to get to know more about a region's history, linking historical events with places of interest and sites of note, as well as providing an unprecedented visual feast of contemporary photographs, uniforms, badges and equipment - all in full color. Practical information is included in each mini-guide and itineraries are suggested for those wishing to visit battlefields, monuments, memorials and museums.

    In early August 1944 the left wing of the German 7th Army collapsed following the American breakthrough at Avranches. The Americans quickly... Learn More

    Starting at: £4.99

  • Dragoon, August 15, 1944

    The preparation of the Provence landing in August 1944 was so precise that, against all odds, everything went exactly as scheduled. Therefore, this book emphasizes on the military planning involving all the units and equipments used. The second part of the book deals with the landing operations themselves and the first three days of fighting in Provence, by US troops, up to the arrival of the French 1st Army.

    The second largest US landing operation in France has never received such a detailed coverage, both in preparation and in execution. An hour-by-hour account of the fighting... Learn More

    Starting at: £16.99

  • Armor In Normandy - The Germans

    Each mini-guide allows the reader to get to know more about a region's history, linking historical events with places of interest and sites of note, as well as providing an unprecedented visual feast of contemporary photographs, uniforms, badges and equipment - all in full color. Practical information is included in each mini-guide and itineraries are suggested for those wishing to visit battlefields, monuments, memorials and museums. Learn More

    Starting at: £4.99

  • Encyclopaedia Of Soviet Fighters 1939-1951

    The Soviet aircraft industry of the 1940-1950 period has been incredibly productive, while Russian manufacturers, stimulated by the huge needs stressed by World War Two, competed with each other in design and creativeness. This book offers an exhaustive coverage, by chronological order which is one of its original features every single Soviet fighter of the period, from obscure projects which did no go off the drawing table, to the best known mass-produced models. Learn More

    Starting at: £16.99

  • Warriors From The Deep

    Combat swimmer units have long deserved such a book. With a wealth of photographs and documents many of them never published before Shadow Warriors features the historical record and current operational life of the Italian Decima Mas, the German Kampfschwimmers and the French Naval Commando Hubert, not to forget the first unit of all in this form of warfare, the Italian Incursori which gave birth to this highly specific combat skill.

    A full colour book also featuring line drawings and profiles of light submarine equipment used by these very discrete elite units. Learn More

    Starting at: £17.99

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