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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  • Essling

    May 1809. After getting off to a thundering start with his campaign, Napoleon had to carry out a difficult military maneuver: crossing a river, in strength in full view of the enemy. The Austrians under Archduke Charles put up a vigorous resistance and together with the capricious River Danube contributed to the French Emperor's first defeat on the Continent.

    Gilles Bouéis a military history specialist and regularly collaborates to the history department of the French Ministry of Defense. His bipolar view of the battle helps to explain the reasons for this defeat.
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    Starting at: £13.99

  • Life Of A Knight 1171-1252

    he medieval knight has a distinctive silhouette, despite the numerous legends which blur historical reality. At the turning point between the 12th and 13th centuries, while the feudal order was slowly disappearing in favor of the overwhelming royal will, some men stood apart from their contemporaries by their ability to fight on horses. They held the power and were considered little by little as the ruling class; they were the lords of the land. Thibaut des Puys de Morsaing, a young and poor bachelor, is about to achieve great success and become a rich land owner. Following his father'... Learn More

    Starting at: £35.00

  • French Cuirassiers Officers, 1804-1815

    From 1804 to 1815, more than 1400 officers served in the most powerful branch of the French Napoleonic cavalry, the cuirassiers. From the younger second lieutenant to the major general, all fought with gallantry in these elite regiments. The result of many years of seeking and investigations, this detailed work shows these officers 'career, packed with portraits, records in battles and heraldry. Learn More

    Starting at: £46.00

  • Goodwood

    From July 18 - 20, 1944, British and Canadian forces launched Operation Goodwood in order finally to capture Caen and push the Germans back towards the south, beyond Bourguébus.

    Among the armored divisions engaged in the fighting, the book follows the British 11th Armoured Division in particular. In four days, the English advanced over six miles and destroyed more than 100 German tanks but at a cost of 5,500 men and 413 tanks destroyed.

    Didier Lodieu is a recognized specialist of the Battle of Normandy and is the author of a number of works on this period. He gives... Learn More

    Starting at: £14.99

  • German Soldier 1914-1918

    This book covers the daily life of the ordinary German infantryman from 1914 to 1918, through "Michel”, the archetype of the German soldier, the national personification of the German people, the symbol of patriotic union.

    We see his life, his material surroundings, his joys, his hardships, the way he ate, expressed himself, his relationship to authority, mobilization, moving up to the front, life in the front line and the rear, the fighting, his assignment to the assault troops, care in hospital, combined with an examination of the way uniforms and equipment altered as the... Learn More

    Starting at: £13.99

  • P-40 Curtiss

    After a first volume devoted to the Focke Wulf FW 190, the new release in the collection "Planes and Model Kits” is dedicated to the Curtiss P-40.

    Despite its limits, the Warhawk is an aircraft which played a major part in the whole war and on all the front lines, displaying the most colorful insignia and"nose arts” of WW2.

    This book has no historical claim and makes us discover the B, E, F, N versions of this mythical fighter through the most beautiful models currently available.

    Each of the four versions are organized around one... Learn More

    Starting at: £13.99

  • F14 Tomcat

    This new collection is devoted to the planes used during the five last decades by the USN and USAF. With this first volume, Frédéric Lert presents the career of the one of the US Navy's most legendary planes, the F-14 Tomcat, Tom Cruise's mount in the very famous film, Top Gun. Learn More

    Starting at: £13.99

  • French Imperial Guard Volume 5

    The fifth and final volume of this rich saga of the French Imperial Guard, André Jouineau presents the last troops in the Garde: the Horse Artillery, the Health Service, the crew trains, the artillery and artillery trains.

    A chapter about the headquarters staff closes the story of these glorious units.

    AndréJouineau has been contributing to Histoire & Collections for more than 16 years. His uniforms plates, which are fully designed using data processing, have made him a pioneer in this field.

    In the"Officers and Soldiers Series" (OAS) he is also co-author... Learn More

    Starting at: £13.99

  • Fontenoy

    May 1745. After a brief start to the campaign, the French Army under the Maréchal de Saxe laid siege to Tournai in Flanders.

    The Anglo-Dutch army came to the aid of the besieged town and fought on unfavorable terrain with, as a result, one of the greatest victories for the French Army.

    A military history enthusiast, Denis Gandilhon presents his first book about the strategic and tactical situations of the battle.

    The book is illustrated though out with images of the battle and uniform plates. Learn More

    Starting at: £13.99

  • Boeing 707, Kc-135

    Although the Boeing 707 is known worldwide as the machine which took civil aviation from the piston engine era into that of the jet engine, what is very often not known is that its existence was only made possible by the success of its immediate predecessor, the KC - 135, a flying fuel tank used for refueling the strategic B - 52 bomber, also made by Boeing. Although these two models came from the same prototype, the "Dash 80”, which first flew in July 1954, they were in fact two radically different machines sharing only a limited number of common features. More than 800 KC - 135s were... Learn More

    Starting at: £36.00

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