Book Competition - June 2019


Enter this competition and you could be the winner of this amazing prize!

We have four prize bundles up for grabs, consisting of one copy each of Norwegian Waffen-SS Legion, 1941-43, European Ironclads 1860-75 and French Armour in Vietnam 1945-54. There will be four winners, who will each win three books in total.

The prizes have been supplied thanks to the generosity of military book publisher, Osprey Publishing. Osprey publishes a series of informative, yet easy to access, book ranges, such as New Vanguard and Men-at-Arms here, as well as Weapon, Combat, Duel and Air Campaign. You can discover more details about them at

WIN a copy of Norwegian Waffen-SS Legion, 1941-43

Part of the Men-at-Arms series from Osprey, this title explains how a peaceful nation of three million people was firstly invaded and then convinced to send volunteers to fight against Bolshevism on the Easter Front. It covers the political situation, the Germanic SS in Norway, training, deployment and the battles fought on the Eastern Front. Colour illustrations of the uniforms for both men and women are shown alongside contemporary monochrome photos. Now, you can win one of the copies as part of a three-book bundle.


WIN a copy of European Ironclads 1860-75

If there was an era which saw the change from wooden ships with sails to metal monsters powered by steam, it was the very short era of the ironclads. When France launched the Gloire in 1859 it had an iron-skinned boat that could withstand the fire of any rival and sink any ship that came up against it. It was the era of frantic development, a naval arms race that lead to the creation of the modern battleship. With colour illustrations, contemporary photos, cut out annotations and plenty of tables of information, it’s a must-have guide for anyone interested in naval history.

WIN a copy of French Armour in Vietnam 1945-54

The roots of the bitter struggle that the USA found itself in during the 1960s and ‘70s can be found in the first insurrection as Vietnam sought to throw of the shackles of its colonial master France. This New Vanguard series book explains how France began the conflict with an assortment of British and American  WWII vehicles until the Korean War allowed it to upgrade to more modern and capable armour. The book shows how amphibious armour was used in the coastal deltas and up to the last French stand at Dien Bien Phu. It all set the tone for what was to come for the Americans.


The four winners will be drawn at random from those with the correct answer. All you have to do is answer the following question.

Closing date: 04/06/2019

Q. What year did Germany begin the occupation in Norway?

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