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.
The Battle of Leipzig 1813 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 84
ISBN: 9782352502852
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2013
Series: Men & Battles
Description:
Around Leipzig between 14-19 October 1813, 500,000 men would battle on what remains the greatest battlefield of the Napoleonic wars. Napoleon would fight to keep his grip on Germany and beyond his empire. The Russians, the crowned winners of the unthinkable victory of their 1812 winter campaign, the Prussians, and their vehemence against France, the Austrians, wanting to erase fifteen years of defeats, all unite against the last Grand Army.
Avions de Combat du XXIe Siècle Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 50
ISBN: 9782352503446
Pub Date: 30 Nov 2013
Description:
This book presents the most modern aircraft in twenty-first century combat. Designed at the end of last century, they are called to fight in the next war, and for many to decide the fate of battles. Thoroughly illustrated, this book is aimed at both specialists and the general public.
Fighters of the 8th Air Force Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9782352503286
Pub Date: 30 Nov 2013
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout.
Description:
This book is dedicated to all groups of 8th Air Force based in Britain from 1943 to 1945 and examines their devices: Spitfire, P-38, P-47 and P-51; with many colour profiles, detailing badges and specific markings. A valuable tool for all designers.THIS BOOK IS IN ENGLISH.
La Revolution 1788-1790 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9782352503507
Pub Date: 05 Nov 2013
Illustrations: Highly illustrated in colour
Description:
Beaumarchais wrote "The Marriage of Figaro," in 1778, putting a noble and his valet on the stage. This work was judged inadmissible and insidious and was banned by royal censors when it was to be staged in 1781. It did nothing but describe the society of its time in a critical way.
Les Plus Belles Automobiles Vol.3 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9782352502630
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2013
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.
Carabiniers 1679-1871 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9782352502746
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2013
Series: Officers & Soldiers
Description:
This book traces the glorious history of the elite French cavalry. Through 61 plates of highly detailed uniform illustrations, André Jouineau guides the reader from the first company of carabiniers established within in each regiment—those superior marksmen equipped with a rifle, the gauge of precision par excellence—sought after by Louis XIV in 1690, to the fiery carabiniers of Napoleon III’s Imperial Guard who disappeared in defeat in 1870. The authors’ primary emphasis, however, is given to the First Empire.
Germany in Uniform 1934 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9782352502814
Pub Date: 27 Jun 2013
Illustrations: Highly illustrated
Description:
From an illustrated paper published in Berlin in 1933, this book presents uniforms of different units and state and political agencies. It explores conventional armed forces such as marine or aviation, but also customs officers, forest rangers and members of the Nazi party.The two chapters are devoted first to the takeover of Hitler and then to the transformation of the Reichswehr in Wehrmacht, which is a consequence of the former.
Les plus belles automobiles vol.1 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9782352502449
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2013
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.
The Free French Secret Agents Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9782352502708
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2013
Series: Résistance
Description:
With only a few good men and women, and in spite of the unrelenting pressure of both German and Vichy security services, the BCRA managed to establish a series of resistance networks that eventually provided up to 75% of the vital intelligence needed for the preparation of the June 1944 Normandy landings. Based on little known or ignored documents, this latest addition to the Resistance series presents General de Gaulle’s secret services that went from being no more than a small band of amateurs in 1940 to a key element of the Free French contribution to final victory.
La Peinture Creative Pas À Pas Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 82
ISBN: 9782352502791
Pub Date: 08 Mar 2013
Description:
For Brigitte Le Dilly, what is most important in art is freedom. Freedom to choose model, technique and materials. "We paint as we like," she said.
German Pioneer Equipments and Vehicles Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9782352501602
Pub Date: 15 Feb 2013
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout
Description:
The fruit of seven years’ research, this is the first of a series devoted to the vehicles and crossing equipment used by the German pioneers during World War Two, a theme neglected by military specialists until now. This book now fills the gap, tracing the development of amphibious vehicles from the initial ideas in the thirties to the secret projects at the end of the war which remained on the drawing board.Illustrated with thirty or so colour profiles and more than 200 black and white period photographs, of which a hundred or so are as yet unpublished, this book is the new reference for as yet relatively unstudied subjects such as:- The Trippelwagen amphibious cars and how they evolved- The Land-Wasser-Schlepper in all its forms- The L.
Les Armes de la Police Nationale Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9782352502258
Pub Date: 15 Feb 2013
Illustrations: 750 photos
Description:
Little has been written about police firearms and weaponry over the years. Archival records are sparse and the history of the subject complex. Fortunately, author, Dominique Noel, navigates the subject with ease taking us through the history of police weaponry using a wealth of photographs and previously unpublished documents.
The British Soldier Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9782352502036
Pub Date: 19 Jan 2013
Description:
The purpose of this book is to collect, in an easily readable form, the basic technical data that concern the British army as engaged in the North-West European campaign between 6th June 1944 and 8th May 1845. The author's aim has been to include as much information as possible, without making any claim to exhaustivity, along clear and simple guidelines. Special emphasis has been given to the organization of units, a key element in the correct understanding of other chapters.
Cavalry Outpost Duties Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9782917747032
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2013
Series: Soldiers of the Past
Illustrations: 115 illustrations colour & b/w
Description:
Written with an intelligence vast and active, with a glowing heart, in an observing and delicate spirit, with a rare love for the soldier, this book, almost improvised, is a charming little masterpiece. At once witty and profound, the author, laying aside all prejudice, shows himself so original that certain parts, without ceasing to be true, have a perfume of poetry which charms the military reader. De Brack never loses sight of the morale of the soldier ; he speaks of honor, of courage, of devotion, and his language makes one thrill.
Grenadiers & Voltigeurs de la Garde Impériale de Napoléon III Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9782917747049
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2013
Series: Tenues du Passé
Illustrations: 55 colour plates
Description:
The Imperial Guard is restored on 1 May 1854, two years after the proclamation of the Second Empire. Two Grenadier regiments of 3 battalions, each of 8 companies, are created. On 17 February 1855, a fourth battalion is added, however, companies are reduced to 6 per battalion.
Le Soldat Lagide Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9782917747100
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2013
Series: Tenues du Passé
Illustrations: 37 colour plates
Description:
Hellenistic Egypt, with its many papyrus preserved by the dry climate, is the natural starting point for studies of Alexander the Great’s successors’ institutions. No other Hellenistic kingdom has as many sources, even in the military field. This book details the Ptolemaic organization and equipment over the period covering the 3rd to the 1st century BC.