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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  • Autocars Et Autobus Berliet

    Christophe PUVILLAUD, the undisputed specialist in transport in France and of the name with the locomotive, brushes an accurate and exhaustive portrait of the whole range of public transport vehicles made by the great Lyons industrialist, in four chapters devoted to omnibuses, buses and trolley buses. From 1905 to 1979, from the first 1905 type 22 Chassis to the PER 180, the last model of trolley bus which came of the assembly lines, via the “pig’s snout” and the key PR coaches and P.C.M.E. buses, it’s a whole industrial adventure and a whole piece of French transpor... Learn More

    Starting at: £46.00

  • 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

  • Chemin Des Dames

    For the whole of WWI, the Aisne Department was the scene of ferocious fighting and terrible battles. The most famous, and saddest, of the all was the Chemin des Dames in 1917 which has remained engraved in the memory of the French.

    The author presents life on the Aisne front by means of over 400 photos, and texts, taken from letters and narratives, most of them unpublished or unknown until now. Learn More

    Starting at: £36.00

  • 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 2:

    Shows in extraordinary detail the uniforms of the Cavalry of the Imperial Guard. This is a dream book for the modeler and the historian alike and is packed full of full color images Learn More

    Starting at: £13.99

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  • Michel: Le Fantassin Allemand

    This book shows the daily life of the simple German infantry soldier of 1914 - 1918, through the eyes of "Michel", an archetype of the German soldier, a national personification of the German people, a symbol of national unity.

    Here is his life, his immediate material surroundings, his joys, his troubles, the way he expressed himself, how he got his food, his relations with his superiors, his training; moving up to the front, life on the front line and the rear of the front; fighting, transferring to the assault troops, being looked after in hospital, the way uniforms and... Learn More

    Starting at: £10.95

  • 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... Learn More

    Starting at: £36.00

  • Batailles De Champagne

    As we are getting ready to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Armistice, it would be good if we got away from the usual shortcuts: the Battles of the Marne, Verdun, the failure on the Chemin des Dames, the victorious offensives of 1918… It was in 1915 however – the bloodiest year of the war – that almost 400 000 French soldiers were killed. With Artois, Champagne was almost certainly the most murderous battlefield of the front. This book evokes in a most striking manner the twelve months of fighting which the tragic names of Souain, Massige, Tahure, Perthes et Mesnil-l... Learn More

    Starting at: £35.00

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