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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  • Minimi Machine Gun

    • Illustrated history of the archetypal light machine gun, the FNH Minimi

    The FNH Minimi light machine gun was initially developed to respond to the technological leap forward made by the Soviet PKM whose lightness was due to the way it was made, by stamping.

    Ever since 1974, because of its limited weight and firepower, FN Hestal's light machine gun has illustrated how sound the concept of the direct infantry support weapon is and has been selected by more than 45 user countries and used in fifteen or so conflicts including two major ones: Iraq and Afghanistan.Learn More

    Starting at: £13.99

  • Les Tractuers Vendeuvre

    • Invaluable information and source materials on the earliest pioneering French tractors

    From 1800 to 1900, many craftsmen invested in building simple animal-drawn farming tools like ploughs, harrows and rollers. Certain workshops remained modest affairs and disappeared; others encouraged by shrewd bosses or inspired inventors developed and went beyond the craftsman stage to become factories. This was the destiny of a very modest local Aubois workshop, run by a talented man who above all devoted himself to developing a machine for threshing cereals and other crops.

    A... Learn More

    Starting at: £25.00

  • Infantry Fighting Vehicles

    • Covering all tracked infantry fighting vehicles, an indispensable tool for everyone that has a passion for armoured vehicles and military historyOver 350 photographs, with full specifications and updates

    This book covers, for the first time, all tracked IFVs from the world over and their many modernisations and modifications, along with a time-table showing the dates that they were put into service.

    Enriched with more than 350 photos, methodic and bilingual, it reveals the history of each vehicle along with precise dates presenting the capacities and technical characte... Learn More

    Starting at: £16.99

  • Spearheading D-Day

    • Covers the landings at Utah and Omaha, utilising original military records and extensive veteran interviews

    The invasion of Normandy is undoubtedly one of the most written about military events of the 20th century. However, many of the smaller units that played important roles have been forgotten or ignored. Many unconfirmed or erroneous myths about the American landings have been repeated in popular books. Noted military historian Jonathan Gawne examines the landings at Utah and Omaha with an eye to what other writers have ignored.

    Utilising the original military... Learn More

    Starting at: £22.00

  • Breguet 693

    • A detailed study of the Breguet 693, a two-seat twin-engine bomber carrying a pilot and a machine gun back-to-back

    Derived from the Breguet 690 which was built at the beginning of 1936, the Breguet 693 had its baptism by fire in May 1940: eleven aircraft of the GBA 1/54 were engaged in the region of Maastricht against the Germans. Unfortunately the ground assault tactic utilised proved to be disastrous, rendering the aircraft particularly vulnerable and ten among them, decimated by the flak, never returned.

    The Breguet 693, a two-seat twin-engine bomber carrying a... Learn More

    Starting at: £22.50

  • Crossing The Berezina

    • Long-awaited volume in the Great Battles of First Empire series, detailing one of Napoleon's greatest escapes

    The Battle of Berezina (near Borisov, Belarus) took place on November 26-29, 1812 between the French army of Napoleon, retreating after his invasion of Russia, and the Russian armies, under Mikhail Kutuzov, Peter Wittgenstein and Admiral Pavel Chichagov. The battle ended with a mixed outcome. The French suffered heavy losses but managed to cross the river avoiding becoming trapped at the mercy of the Russians. Since then "Bérézina" has been used in French as a... Learn More

    Starting at: £30.00

  • Mirage 2000N

    • Highly illustrated full cover guide to the Mirage 2000N aircraft, a key element at the very heart of the French Strategic Air Command

    The Mirage 2000N program was launched in 1978 to accomplish intercept missions and medium-range air to surface nuclear attacks in order to eventually replace the Mirage IVP which was terminated in 1990.

    Based off of the Mirage 2000B, it is equipped with a weapons system organised around an Antilope radar system, enabling automatic navigation and field monitoring, all while maintaining its in-flight auto-defense capabilities.
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    Starting at: £17.99

  • Hattin 1187

    • The causes, circumstances and consequences of the most terrible defeat encountered during the Crusades

    The Battle of Hattin, Saladin's greatest victory, and the conquest of Jerusalem that followed, represents the end of the first period of Frankish occupation of the Holy Land. Only the survival of Tyre subsequently allowed them to regain the territories during the Third Crusade in which Philippe Auguste, and above all Richard the Lionheart, distinguished themselves. Despite their initial successes, those who inherited the gains achieved in 1099 were indeed now lost. Learn More

    Starting at: £13.99

  • The 12th & 15th Air Forces

    • A well-rounded overview of all those involved in the 12th and 15th Air Forces, and the aircraft utilised by these two great units

    Created in 1942, and immediately placed under the command of General Doolittle, the 12th Air Force was responsible for conducting Operation Torch on November 8, 1942.

    The unit served with the Northwest African Air Forces from February to December 1943, then with the Allied Air Forces in the Mediterranean (MAAF) until the end of the war alongside the other unit presented in this work: the 15th Air Force.

    Formed in November 1943... Learn More

    Starting at: £22.50

  • The Art of the Jeep

    • Lavish, full colour illustrations capturing the rise of the Jeep

    After the war the Jeep, a small military vehicle then mostly unknown to the general public, suddenly became central to the vision of the postwar period. Made famous in magazines and newspapers world-wide, the Jeep was on everything from writing paper, matchboxes and playing cards, and seemed to invade America before conquering the world.

    This fabulous new book from Histoire et Collections perfectly captures the mood of that period immediately after the war with its lavish full colour illustrations.Learn More

    Starting at: £35.00

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