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The full assembly of all 101 tactical colour maps, from Count Alfred Von Schlieffen’s masterly treatise “CANNAE”.
The maps are in chronological order and include much important and useful information, including advances, retreats, movements and engagements as various phases of battle developed.
All maps are full size and faithful to the original cartography in all respects. This is a very impressive collection of maps that cover the battle of Cannae, the campaigns of Frederick the Great, and Napoleon, and the campaigns of 1866 and 1870–1. It should form part of every serious military scholar’s collection.

VON SCHLIEFFEN’S “CANNAE” The foundation of Germany’s military strategy in World War I

“To win, we must endeavour to be the stronger of the two at the point of impact. Our only hope of this lies in making our own choice of operations, not in waiting passively for whatever the enemy chooses for us.” — Schlieffen
Authorised English language translation of Schlieffen’s masterly treatise on the battle of Cannae; the campaigns of Frederick the Great & Napoleon, & the campaigns of 1866 & 1870-1. Complete with an excellent & extensive series of detailed colour maps. This is a truly great 20th Century military book. For generations, historians have considered Schlieffen’s writings to be the foundation of Germany’s military strategy in World War I, and have hotly debated the reasons why the plan, as executed, failed.
Long after his death, the German General Staff officers of the Interwar and Second World War period, particularly General Hans von Seeckt, recognised an intellectual debt to Schlieffen theories during the development of the Blitzkrieg doctrine.


Trench Maps ‘special sheets’ demonstrate that the First World War was not a simple matter of ‘lions led by donkeys’, but involved a massive amount of methodical and advanced scientific work – intelligence, aerial photography, photogrammetry, sound-ranging, predicted fire, aeroplanes, tanks, chemical, etc. – in an attempt to reduce casualties and break the deadlock.

FORTESCUE’S ATLAS A Complete Assembly of all Colour Maps & Battle Plans from Sir John Fortescue’s History of the British Army

A full assembly of the 374 valuable colour maps, extracted from Sir John Fortescue’s celebrated History of the British Army, this is a work that to this day remains the greatest masterpiece in the field of military history/cartography, and is still featured on the required reading list of all students of history.
The maps are faithful to the originals in all respects, allowing the reader to follow the British Army’s wars and battles, campaigns and skirmishes during a 500-year period.
Sir John wrote his monumental work on the British Army between 1899 and 1930, starting it after leaving the post of Secretary to the Governor of the Windward Islands and during his work as librarian of Windsor Castle (1905–1926).


From the well thought out “BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE” series, this title covers the British attack that was followed by the biggest German counterattack against the British Expeditionary Force since 1914. The initial British success showed that even the strongest trench defences could be overcome by a surprise attack, using a combination of new methods and equipment, reflecting a general increase in the British capacity to combine infantry, artillery, tanks and aircraft in attacks.

RATS ALLEY Trench Names of the Western Front, 1914-1918

This is a new edition of a classic book. It lists the names of trenches on the Western Front in the First World War, and the particular maps and map references where each can be found. This 2017 edition has 768 pages (the old edition had 408 pages), and the second half of the book, containing the gazetteer, has been expanded from around 10,000 trench names to 24,000: these are the names of British, German and French trenches as they appeared on British trench maps 1915-1918.

OMAN’S ATLAS OF THE PENINSULAR WAR A Complete Colour Assembly of all Maps & Plans from Sir Charles Oman’s History of the Peninsular War

A full assembly of all 98 colour maps and plans (plus 7 in black and white) from Sir Charles Oman’s History of the Peninsular War. The maps are in chronological order and include the famous such as “Ciudad Rodrigo” and “Badajoz”, and the not so famous such as “Battle of Espinosa, November 11, 1808”.
The maps are full size and faithful to the original cartography in all respects, allowing the reader to follow the War and its battles, campaigns and skirmishes, as the fighting and its various phases developed month by month, and year by year. This is a very impressive map collection that should be part of every serious Napoleonic scholar’s collection.