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Mike Chappell

Illustrator of:

The Algerian War 1954–62, Arab Armies of the Middle East Wars 1948–73, Armies of the Vietnam War (2), Armies of the Vietnam War 1962–75, Army Commandos 1940–45, The Australian Army in World War I, Axis Cavalry in World War II, Battle for the Falklands (1), Blenheim Squadrons of World War 2, The British Army 1939–45 (1), The British Army 1939–45 (2), The British Army 1939–45 (3), The British Army in the 1980s, The British Army in World War I (1), The British Army in World War I (2), The British Army in World War I (3), British Battle Insignia (1), British Cavalry Equipments 1800–1941, British Infantry Equipments (1), British Infantry Equipments (2), British Territorial Units 1914–18, British Tommy 1914–18, The Canadian Army at War, Churchill Infantry Tank 1941–51, F-8 Crusader Units of the Vietnam War, Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Aces of the Russian Front, The French Army 1939–45 (1), The French Army 1939–45 (2), French Foreign Legion, French Foreign Legion 1872–1914, French Foreign Legion 1914–45, The French Indochina War 1946–54, German Airborne Troops 1939–45, German Special Forces of World War II, Germany's Eastern Front Allies 1941–45, The Guards Divisions 1914–45, The Gurkhas, The Indian Army 1914–1947, International Brigades in Spain 1936–39, The Israeli Army in the Middle East Wars 1948–73, Japanese Paratroop Forces of World War II, Junkers Ju 87 Stukageschwader 1937–41, Junkers Ju 87 Stukageschwader of North Africa and the Mediterranean, The King's German Legion (2), The Korean War 1950–53, Luftwaffe Air & Ground Crew 1939–45, The Malayan Campaign 1948–60, Modern African Wars (1), Mosquito Bomber/Fighter-Bomber Units 1942–45, The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I, The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War II, Panzerkampfwagen III Medium Tank 1936–44, Partisan Warfare 1941–45, Scottish Divisions in the World Wars, Security Forces in Northern Ireland 1969–92, US Armed Forces in China 1856–1941, The US Army in World War II (1), The US Army in World War II (2), The US Army in World War II (3), US Marine Corps 1941–45, US Paratrooper 1941–45, The War in Cambodia 1970–75, Wellington's Peninsula Regiments (1), Wellington's Peninsula Regiments (2), World War II Infantry Tactics

Biography

MIKE CHAPPELL comes from an Aldershot family with British Army connections stretching back several generations. He enlisted as a teenage private in the Royal Hampshire Regiment in 1952 and retired in 1974, as RSM of the 1st Battalion The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers), after seeing service in Malaya, Cyprus, Swaziland, Libya, Germany, Ulster and home garrisons. He began painting military subjects in 1968 and has gained worldwide popularity as a military illustrator. Mike has written and illustrated many books for Osprey.