Father's Day Gift Guide

In Military History, Featured

Are you looking for a great gift for your dad this Father’s Day? Check out the list below for some inspiration. Even better, everything below is currently featured in our sale.


Hitler's Tanks by Chris McNab

Hitler's Tanks

The Panzers that rolled over Europe were Germany's most famous fighting force, and are some of the most enduring symbols of World War II. However, at the start of the war, Germany's tanks were nothing extraordinary and it was operational encounters such as facing the Soviet T-34 during Operation Barbarossa which prompted their intensive development. 

Drawing on Osprey's unique and extensive armour archive, Chris McNab details the development and operational history of the fearsome tanks that transformed armoured warfare and revolutionized land warfare forever.


British Battle Tanks by Simon Dunstan

British Battle Tanks

Starting with the Centurion, the title explores the tanks that equipped the armoured divisions lined up on the German plains to resist any potential Soviet offensive, as well as those that fought in Korea and Suez. It examines the Cold War-era Chieftain and Conqueror, and modern tanks such as the Challenger 2 which are still in service today. Covering the many variants of these and other tanks in British service as well as their deployments around the world, including in Afghanistan and Iraq, this illustrated volume is a comprehensive guide to the development of British tanks since World War II.


The Elite by Leigh Neville

The Elite Book Cover

Using rare and striking images from around the world, The Elite: The A-Z of Modern Special Operations Forces is the ultimate guide to the secretive world of modern special operations forces. It sends the reader back in time to operations such as Eagle Claw in Iran and the recapture of the Iranian Embassy in London, and then forward to recent operations against al-Shabaab and Islamic State.


Audacious Missions of World War II by The National Archives

 Audacious Missions of WW2

Winning World War II was about more than military force. It required guile, and tremendous acts of bravery by Special Forces and intelligence operatives who had the odds stacked against them. Using hundreds of documents and images from The National Archives, including some that have never been seen in print before, this book reveals some of World War II's most audacious missions.


Cold War Fleet by Clive Taylor and Sue Taylor

Cold War Fleet

Cold War Fleet presents a selection of photographs of Royal Navy vessels across the 25 years from 1966 to 1991. Each is reproduced at an exceptionally high standard, accompanied by a detailed caption. Many of the photos are completely unique and have never before been published. Featuring every kind of ship from aircraft carriers and destroyers to auxiliary vessels, this is a peerless resource for any enthusiast of naval history.


Storm of Eagles by John Dibbs, Kent Ramsey and Robert "Cricket" Renner

Storm of Eagles

Storm of Eagles is a spectacular photographic history that brings together classic as well as never-before-seen wartime images, painstakingly restored to pin-sharp quality. Compiled by one of the world's premier aviation photographers and historians, this remarkable volume is a must-have for anyone interested in World War II aviation.


Forts by Jeremy Black and The National Archives


Using photographs, plans, drawings and maps, Forts examines the history of human fortifications from their earliest origins to the 20th century.


Maps of War by Jeremy Black

Maps of World

There is little documented mapping of conflict prior to the Renaissance period, but, from the 17th century onwards, military commanders and strategists began to document the wars in which they were involved and later, to use mapping to actually plan the progress of a conflict. Using contemporary maps, this sumptuous new volume covers the history of the mapping of war on land and shows the way in which maps provide a guide to the history of war. 


The Pirate World by Angus Konstam

The Pirate World

Often romanticized in print and on the silver screen, real-life pirates were a brutal menace that plagued the high seas. In this book, Angus Konstam separates myth from reality, tracing the history of piracy through the centuries, from the pirates who plagued the Ancient Egyptians all the way to the modern pirates of Somalia and the Philippines.

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