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.
Tigre 1 Sur Le Front De L’ouest Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9782352500292
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2011
Illustrations: Fully illustrated
Description:
Jean Restayn presents the legendary tank’s participation in the fighting in North Africa ,Italy and North-West Europe. A wide selection of this period photos, and 48 color plates of individual and identified tanks, provides historians and modellers with a throng of details on the units and machines pitted against the Allies.
60 Years Of Combat Aircraft - From WWI To Vietnam War Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9782352501176
Pub Date: 15 Dec 2010
Illustrations: 400 profiles & illustrations
Description:
From the Battle of the Marne to the end of the Vietnam War, this “first half” of the 20th Century must undeniably be considered as the period of greatest development for aerial warfare. With the 400 profiles and illustrations contained in this book, Bruno Pautigny, the world famous illustrator, presents the technical portraits of the most famous fighters and bombers of all the great conflicts of the previous century; the First and Second World Wars, Indochina, Korea and Suez, Algeria, Vietnam, and beyond.
When Art Kept 'Em Flying Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9782352501336
Pub Date: 15 Dec 2010
Illustrations: 500 colour pictures
Description:
In 1944 George Grod, a strip cartoon, modeling and aviation enthusiast, discovered with amazement some American magazines which an MP billeted near his village lent him. What he liked best were the gleaming advertisements scattered throughout the pages.In the eighties, during an “old papers” fair, George came across some old numbers of Life Magazine and from there he started an unbridled search for original magazines dating back to between 1942 and 1945.
CIA Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 174
ISBN: 9782352501107
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2010
Illustrations: illustrated throughout
Description:
The Central Intelligence Agency was created by Congress with the passage of the National Security Act of 1947, signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. A civilian intelligence agency of the United States government responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior United States policymakers, the CIA also engages in covert activities at the request of the President of the United States of America.

La Ligne Maginot Vol 1 (Revised)

Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9782915239720
Pub Date: 14 Oct 2010
SS Totenkopf - France 40 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9782352501152
Pub Date: 19 Apr 2010
Illustrations: 89 photographs
Description:
Published in 1942 with the title Damals, this album is aimed at enhancing the reputation of the SS-Totenkopf-Division, a rather unusual motorized Waffens-SS formation whose nucleus had been shaped with concentration camp guards, the sadly famous ss-Totenkopfverbände. Proof had to be given through text and photos that in 1940, on the battlefields of France, this division displayed the same value as the best Wehrmacht divisions.Eric Lefèvre has added a historical account of the unit and a biography of its commander SS-Gruppenführer Eicke to the original facsimile.
Tracteurs Champion Et Les Mouteures Ceres Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9782352501091
Pub Date: 19 Nov 2009
Illustrations: 270 photos
Description:
The story of the French twin factories Moteurs (engines) Cérès and Tracteurs (tractors) Champion, is chronologically related in 270 photos and pictures.This book is a new issue of Charge Utile Special Issue # 18 of November 1998.
Hastings 1066 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9782352500827
Pub Date: 19 Jul 2009
Illustrations: full colour throughout
Description:
Fought on 14th October 1066 between Duke William of Normandy and Harold Godwinson, the king of England, the Battle of Hastings changed the course of English history forever. William's victory ensured his accession to the English throne, and the battle of Hastings and the two earlier battles at Fulford and Stamford Bridge led to such horrendous casualties that there were very few men left to lead any kind of resistance to William once he'd been crowned. Because of this lack of resistance, William would survive long enough to successfully found a Norman dynasty of English kings and change the English lineage irrevocably.
French Infantry Flags 1789-1815 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9782352501121
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2009
SFV - Societe Francaise De Vierzen Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9782352501084
Pub Date: 29 Apr 2009
Series: 1950-1963, The Golden Age
Illustrations: full colour throughout
Description:
The beginning of the fifties was a really golden age for the Société Française de Matériel Agricole et Industriel de Vierzon’s. This venerable French company was present everywhere in the rural world with its threshers but especially with its farming tractors, the famous “Vierzons”. The company did not miss any opportunity to remind people that its products were 100% French.
US WWII Artillery Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 68
ISBN: 9782352500582
Pub Date: 03 Apr 2009
Illustrations: illustrated throughout
Description:
With the help of technical specifications, discover all the cannon used by the American forces campaigning between 1941 and 1945. Field artillery and anti-tank and anti-aircraft guns are presented from the technical and historical point of view. A chapter is devoted to radio vectors and another to artillery spotting.
9th Air Force Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9782352500773
Pub Date: 09 Mar 2009
Illustrations: full colour throughout
Description:
During the preparation of the Normandy Invasion, the American high command realized soon enough that the 8th Air Force, which was wholly committed to strategic bombing, could not undertake the close support of ground units in this major offensive. The keystone of operation “Overlord” would indeed be mastery of the skies: tactical aviation had to be able to intervene quickly and precisely, and to operate from bases on the Continent. The heavy bombers, as they were dependent on large and permanent airfields, could not be called upon for such tasks.
M4 Carbine Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 82
ISBN: 9782352500988
Pub Date: 09 Mar 2009
Series: 21st Century Weapons & Equipment
Illustrations: full colour throughout
Description:
The M4 Carbine and its variants fire 5.56 x 45mm NATO ammunition and are gas-operated, air-cooled, magazine-fed, selective fire firearms with a 4-position telescoping stock. The M4 can trace its lineage back to earlier carbine versions of the M16, all based on the original AR-15 made by ArmaLite.
Goodwood Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 84
ISBN: 9782352500391
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2008
Series: Men & Battles
Illustrations: full colour throughout
Description:
From July 18 - 20, 1944, British and Canadian forces launched Operation Goodwood in order finally to capture Caen and push the Germans back towards the south, beyond Bourguébus. Among the armored divisions engaged in the fighting, the book follows the British 11th Armoured Division in particular. In four days, the English advanced over six miles and destroyed more than 100 German tanks but at a cost of 5,500 men and 413 tanks destroyed.
German Soldier 1914-1918 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 68
ISBN: 9782352500711
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2008
Illustrations: 150 photos
Description:
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 war went on. The context of the period is also particularly well rendered thanks to extracts from songs in vogue at the time and a host of anecdotes and accurate details which make this book such a unique collection.
Life Of A Knight 1171-1252 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 116
ISBN: 9782352500674
Pub Date: 12 Jun 2008
Illustrations: full colour throughout
Description:
he medieval knight has a distinctive silhouette, despite the numerous legends which blur historical reality. At the turning point between the 12th and 13th centuries, while the feudal order was slowly disappearing in favor of the overwhelming royal will, some men stood apart from their contemporaries by their ability to fight on horses. They held the power and were considered little by little as the ruling class; they were the lords of the land.