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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  • Generaux De La Grande Guerre

    This work offers thirty or so concise but precise biographies of French World War I Generals. All ranks of generals rub shoulders, from the simple brigadier to the generals destined to become Maréchals.

    Some are famous; others renowned in their time are now unknown to the general public. The reader discovers the different careers, both typical and unusual, which enabled these men to reach this rank; there is also information which goes against the grain of generally accepted ideas. All the generals are mentioned, from the generals of the "14 Generation" to those of... Learn More

    Starting at: £13.99

  • Encyclopaedia Of AFVs Of WWII: Tanks

    Ten years ago, Histoire & Collections published a book entitled Tanks of World War Two, which contained hundreds of color profiles and 3/4 views by Jean Restayn. This book was a great success but has been sold out for too long. So the time has come to publish a completely renewed version, with many additions.

    In this volume the proper tanks, battle tanks and light tanks, of every nation, which were involved in the various campaigns of WWII, from Poland to Berlin and from Libya to Normandy, from the earliest Panzer I to the latest British Cruiser tank, are represented in full... Learn More

    Starting at: £32.95

  • Blitzkrieg

    The second in this new series, this comprehensive book covers the German Blitzkrieg, from the invasion of Poland in 1939 to the first year on the Eastern Front (1941), not forgetting the campaign in the West (April-June 1940), as well as the board wargames that simulate all these
    events. Thanks to the analysis of the German offensive methods and processes, plus the way
    they are symbolized in the various board games, the “Lightning War” is fully explained. Learn More

    Starting at: £7.99

  • Les Fortifications Allemandes

    Les Fortifications Allemandes Learn More

    Starting at: £19.99

  • Wings Of The CIA

    Frederic Lert has supplemented technical information available in the U.S. with European sources and interviews with former CIA contract agents living abroad to present a unique and heavily illustrated portrait of Agency aerial operations from 1948 to the present. Learn More

    Starting at: £18.99

  • 12 Inch Fallschirmjager

    Among all the German elite forces, the “Green Devils” distinguished themselves, from the early stages of WWII, by their feats, their esprit-decorps and a chivalry towards their adversaries. From a uniform point of view, the rich variety of their field dress is an added attraction that the reader will discover through 12-inch figures, giving the full scope of the many theaters of operations where they fought during the war. Learn More

    Starting at: £12.99

  • 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 us... Learn More

    Starting at: £14.99

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