19th Century Military History Books

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  1. How to Survive in the Georgian Navy

    GNM Hardback Published 21 Feb 2019
    Using descriptions from contemporary documents and writings, this concise book explores what it was like to be a sailor in the Georgian Navy of the later 18th and early 19th centuries. It looks at how...
  2. Superguns 1854–1991

    NVG 265 Paperback Published 27 Dec 2018
    Over the last 150 years, gun designers have sought to transform warfare with artillery of superlative range and power, from William Armstrong's 19th-century "monster guns” to the latest research...
  3. Forts

    GNM Multiple formats
    Ever since humans began to live together in settlements they have felt the need to organise some kind of defence against potentially hostile neighbours. Many of the earliest city states were built as walled...

    Starting at: $35.00

  4. British Ironclads 1860–75

    NVG 262 Multiple formats
    In November 1859, the French warship La Gloire was launched. She was the world's first seagoing ironclad - a warship built from wood, but whose hull was clad in a protective layer of iron plate. Britain,...

    Starting at: $14.40

  5. Armies of the Italian Wars of Unification 1848–70 (2)

    MAA 520 Multiple formats
    In the 1840s, Italy was a patchwork of states. The North was ruled by the Austrian Empire, the South by the Spanish-descended monarchy of the Two Sicilies. Over the next two decades, after wars led by...

    Starting at: $14.40

  6. French Naval & Colonial Troops 1872–1914

    MAA 517 Multiple formats
    France's colonial wars in sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia were very largely fought by an organization completely separate from both the home-defence Metropolitan Army and the Armée d'Afrique in...

    Starting at: $14.40

  7. The "Trapdoor" Springfield

    WPN 62 Multiple formats
    Intended to replace the proliferation of different small arms fielded by US forces during the American Civil War, the "Trapdoor Springfield” was designed in 1865-66 by Erskine S. Allin. Using metallic...

    Starting at: $16.00

  8. The Cutty Sark Pocket Manual

    GNM Multiple formats
    Constructed on the Clyde in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, Cutty Sark was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest. Cutty Sark spent just a few years on the tea routes before...

    Starting at: $10.50

  9. Armies of the First Carlist War 1833–39

    MAA 515 Multiple formats
    The First Carlist War broke out after the death of King Ferdinand VII, the king restored at the end of the Peninsular War thanks to Wellington's victory. The crown was claimed by both his daughter Isabella,...

    Starting at: $14.40

  10. Fit to Fight: A History of the Royal Army Physical Training Corps 1860–2015

    OGCP Multiple formats
    Formed in 1860 as the Army Gymnastic Staff, the Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC) has been keeping the British Army in shape for just over 150 years. Drawn from every regiment in the army, prospective...

    Starting at: $42.00

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