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


Grogan has produced a compassionate and comprehensive study of post-traumatic stress disorder that makes compelling and, at times, shocking reading. ... This clear, accessible account will appeal to the general reader with an interest in mental health or social history. [W]hat I think I loved about the book is its cohesion. What could have been a sprawling study of seemingly disparate issues was pulled together so that everything linked up and made sense. I think that's the paradox of [Grogan's] achievement - making sense of what seems on the face of it to be so much madness.

Linda Gillard, author of House of Silence and Untying the Knot

The strength of this book is in the range of eye-witness accounts and family stories which support the historical narrative of the War and the changes that Bristol saw during this period.

Bristol and Avon FHS

... gripping narrative...full of dramatic events, battles and great figures.

Black Country Bugle

I really enjoyed reading more about a fascinating aircraft and how it was operated, plus the bonus of all those historic archive aerial reconnaissance photos which are now shared for us all to see. Alongside many of them are some modern arial shots in colour to compare with how things looked 70 years ago.

Military Modelling

Useful for the gamer for both general campaign ideas and points of historical departure, and also for more in-depth ideas that could easily translate to the tabletop for certain period events.

Miniature Wargames with Battlegames