The Littlecote House armoury is the most important surviving armoury of the English Civil Wars. This volume describes how the collection was saved for the nation (in part by a sponsored march in original armour from Littlecote to London), and includes a full illustrated catalogue of its contents.
When introduced in 1914, the Military Cross filled a large void in medallic recognition for junior officers--the first men over-the-top when going into action. Here the author covers a diverse range of heroic Military Cross actions in exciting detail.
A Little Handbook of Sketches by Naval Officers Showing the Dress and Du
A very British introduction to the dress and duties of officers and men of the Royal Navy `upon whom the responsibility of its efficiency falls'. This facsimile edition is reproduced faithfully from the original.
This series tells the story of all 7,364 men who were awarded the Knight's Cross, including the disputed awards. The series has over 200 photos of holders of the medal and over 100 photos of their graves. The recipients are listed in the order of the date of award. Their burial locations, where known are given. Any higher awards are also covered.
The documents surviving from the privy wardrobe provide a unique perspective on the use of arms and armour in England as the Hundred Years War unfolded. Thom Richardson uses these documents to offer unparalleled insight into the use of the longbow and wearing of armour during that formative period of English history.
The Devil's Griffins-A Visual History of Italy's Elite Plumed Warriors
Formed in 1859, the Bersaglieri "sharp shooters" served as the "Tip of the Spear" paying the price in blood during the Italian Wars of Unification, the colonial forays into Africa, the First World War, the Ethiopian War and the Second World War. Over 300 images chronicle the "Plumed Warriors" rise to equal status among the world's military elite.
Tthe focus of the book is on providing a comprehensive depiction of the colorful uniforms of the individual units, as well as their military actions. Along with that, it addresses in detail the branches that are usually overlooked, like administration, medical service, national guard, gendarmerie, etc.