Military History Books


Pen and Sword are one of the UK’s leading military history book publishers. Over recent years the company has continued to grow and has added new imprints to its core area of military history. Now specialising in all areas of military history covering; land, naval and air, incorporating warfare from ancient times to the 21st century.

Ancient History Battlefield Guidebooks British History Colonial Warfare Crimean War Eastern Front English Civil War Medieval History Military Biography Napoleonic Post World War Two Regimental History Snipers Tanks Wargaming World War One World War Two


An important addition to our understanding of how people behave in combat and which provides vignettes that will illustrate further analyses of the air and sea campaign during the Second World War.

Australian Naval Institute

Nic Fields, a former Royal Marine, navigates us through this year of tumult, firstly introducing us to Nero, and then guiding step by step through the subsequent events with an easy and engaging writing style. We appear to meet more people than the cast of Game of Thrones (with about the same mortality rate!) but with the added bonus of this being history, not fiction. This book is history for mortals, with a hugely entertaining narrative which keeps the reader interested and wanting to know 'what happened next?'. Recommended.

Miniature Wargames Magazine

An ideal introduction to wargaming with miniatures for youngsters. One-Hour Wargames certainly achieves its stated aims and is excellent value.

Miniature Wargames Magazine

As seen in The Star (Sheffield).

The Star (Sheffield)

A very real, no-holds-barred picture of an awful era...Peppered with references to city landmarks and local families, it's an engrossing read.

Bristol Post's Weekend Magazine