Pocket Manuals

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Spies fighting for their country with a new kind of warfare… Ship officers battling to save their seas... Tank commanders braving the most dangerous job on the battlefield to beat the opposition… Soldiers struggling to outlive and outmanoeuvre unseen enemies in the midst of all-consuming jungle…

The Pocket Manual Series brings to life some of history’s most iconic roles from the last 100 years, using original documents, recently declassified confidential information, first-hand accounts, plans, drawings and specially commissioned artwork. Researched by leading experts, readers learn the key skills, tactics and techniques of those who defined our history.