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.
Les plus belles automobiles vol.2 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9782352502623
Pub Date: 31 Aug 2015
Description:
This collection of four volumes brings together 250 car anthology models, amongst those the Citroën 2CV and the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. The book presents an annotated illustration of each model, taken in five angles, giving life to every part of the vehicle. All specifications of it are also shown, including speed, acceleration, weight, dimensions, etc.
Les Publicités Peintes de nos Nationales Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9782352502951
Pub Date: 31 Aug 2015
Description:
Often worn by time, victims of urbanization or covered by vegetation, old painted advertisements have become rare. This book is a collection of the picturesque ruins of the once photographed billboards along our highways. Each image is marked on a map that will allow fans to find the original (if the wall that housed still stands, of course).
Gribeauval System - Volume 2 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9782352503965
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2015
Description:
This work presents in detail the uniforms of the foot artillery between 1786 and 1815. Formal in style, and indeed austere, the uniforms illustrated here were the very ones worn by those who participated in during the most crucial and of the Empire. (71 plates including 29 by Ludovic Letrun) An important part of the book is devoted to the detailed description of equipment (artillery, ammunitions, front axle units, forges, etc.
Waterloo Relics Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9782352504351
Pub Date: 09 Jul 2015
Illustrations: 75 b/w and 265 colour images
Description:
Waterloo, the plain where Napoleon’s Empire was dealt its final blow after a titanic fight, is not only a name on the map. La Haye-Sainte, Hougoumont, Plancenoit, are real places where men struggled, suffered and died. In this book, the authors retrace the phases of the famous battle.
GI Stories 1942-45 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9782352503989
Pub Date: 08 Jun 2015
Description:
Among the many Americans who fought to liberate Europe in 1944, some arrived on the battlefield with no combat experience while others were already veterans of the North African and Italian campaigns. This book traces the career of fifty soldiers, who, during the conflict held a variety of positions: shock troops, bomber pilot, quartermaster aboard a destroyer or chaplain in a motorized cavalry unit. Several nurses and a telephone operator are included and demonstrate the commitment of the female staff.
Saboteurs Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9782352503729
Pub Date: 17 Apr 2015
Illustrations: Highly illustrated
Description:
Discover the fantastic history of the saboteurs during World War II in the French resistance. Trained by the British secret service, they destroyed hundreds of buildings, bridges, and industries. Leading up to D-Day they blocked the German forces by destroying transport links and sabotaged German military production in France.
The Battle of Marengo Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9782352503262
Pub Date: 18 Dec 2014
Series: Great Napoleonic Battles
Description:
On 14 June 1800, during the second Italian campaign, Napoleon narrowly won the battle of Marengo (Piedmont). This famous battle put 28,000 French soldiers against 31,000 Austrian soldiers under the command of General Melas.At first dominated, the French had to retreat nearly seven miles back.
Soviet Women Snipers Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 145
ISBN: 9782352503880
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2014
Illustrations: photos in colour and b/w
Description:
The commitment of Soviet women to their country during World War II was unprecedented, both in terms of their sheer numbers and also in terms of their unique roles. More than 100,000 of them would join the regular army, or the partisans. Of all the jobs women were allowed to do during the war, one of the toughest and most unlikely was that of the sniper.
Les Plus Belles Automobiles vol.4 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9782352502647
Pub Date: 24 Jul 2014
Description:
This collection of four volumes brings together 250 car anthology models, amongst those the Citroën 2CV and the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost[1]. The book presents an annotated illustration of each model, taken in five angles, giving life to every part of the vehicle. All specifications of it are also shown, including speed, acceleration, weight, dimensions, etc.
Battlefield Relics Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 84
ISBN: 9782352503798
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2014
Illustrations: 150 colour and b/w
Description:
Through their photographic representation, the stories they tell and their actual historical significance, the battlefield relics shown here cast a different light on D-Day and the Battle for Normandy, and extoll the enthusiasm and worthiness of the collectors who preserved them. This important heritage, discovered on the battlefields of a hundred day struggle that spans from June 6, 1944 to the liberation of Paris, the capture of le Havre and the battle for Brest, features many surprising and unexpected artifacts, expressing the sacrifice of civilian victims or the happier times of a long awatied liberation.
Liberty Roads Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9782352503200
Pub Date: 19 Jun 2014
Illustrations: Highly illustrated
Description:
The Red Ball Express is the nickname given by the Americans to the supply route established between the landing beaches and the frontline, first in the Cotentin in Normandy and then throughout France.While awaiting final repairs to the rail network, the road was the only way to supply the 28 Allied divisions each in need of 750 tons of supplies each day, for a total of 12,500 tons daily.Red Ball Express describes accurately all the logistical means implemented by the U.
Propaganda Kompanien Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9782352503361
Pub Date: 28 Mar 2014
Illustrations: Highly illustrated
Description:
The Propagandakompanien, the German propaganda companies, were the primary method of communication of the Third Reich.The soldiers of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS were the eyes and ears of the Ministry of Propaganda who relied upon them to transform the reality of victories into defeats.While their photographs and their films are known, nothing has been written about the people behind the cameras, all the technicians associated with the propaganda machine.
Light Tanks and Heavily Armed Combat Vehicles Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9782352503569
Pub Date: 19 Feb 2014
Illustrations: More than 350 photos
Description:
Light Tanks and Heavily Armed Vehicles is part of the Armored Fighting Vehicle series. These vehicles, widespread throughout the world, can be used to accomplish a number of different missions. They are simple to use and are extremely versatile.
German Fighters Vol. 1 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9782352503323
Pub Date: 14 Feb 2014
Illustrations: Highly illustrated
Description:
Gathered in these two volumes is the legendary Luftwaffe aircraft: the Messerschmitt 109 and 110, the Focke-Wulf 190 and the jets that appeared at the end of the conflict. More than 600 color profiles detail a wide variety of insignia and camouflage paints. Together, these two books are an augmented compilation (new photographs, new profiles) and an improvement on the previous editions published in the series Aircraft & Drivers.
La Fronde 1648-1653 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 65
ISBN: 9782352503514
Pub Date: 28 Jan 2014
Series: Histoires de France
Illustrations: Highly illustrated in rich colour; includes maps Yes
Description:
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French Dragoons Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9782352503545
Pub Date: 19 Jan 2014
Series: Officers & Soldiers
Illustrations: 66 plates of illustrations
Description:
According to Pere Daniel the Dragoon corp got its origins under the reign of Henry II, with the mounted arquebusiers, created in 1554. Those were mostly small units of infantrymen, travelling on horses and firing when dismounted. The nickname 'dragoon' actually appeared later, under the reign of Henri III, and designate as well mounted arquebusiers, carabiniers and muskeeters.