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Ernest Howard Shepard has produced world-famous illustrations, including those for Winnie-the-Pooh and The Wind in the Willows. This beautifully produced book presents over 100 pieces of his wartime art in full colour, covering everything from satirical sketches of his comrades to technical drawings and illustrated diary entries.
Capwell is such a master of his subject that he is able to communicate complex ideas and observations clearly and accessibly. He argues for a specifically English tradition in armour, observably different from the better-known European styles. Well illustrated and with sumptuous photographs, this book is a delight to read.
This publication covers everything from early ideas about tanks to the developments of the 21st century. It is a well produced book, with good photographs, several in full colour, and many of them rarely seen in general military histories. There are also some diagrammatic representations of tanks, as well as posters (and similar) depicting tanks.
A lavishly illustrated book on the history of arms and armour. Produced in association with the staff at the Royal Armouries, the book has a sound academic basis. It covers a huge time-span – covering every period from the first stone weapons to the latest modern firearms – and an equally wide geographical spread. The illustrations depict the weapons themselves and also their use in contemporary action.
Voting closes 12 June 2017
The winners will be announced at The Newark Military History Conference 2017 (Friday 30 June-Saturday 31 July 2017). Entry to the awards is included as part of the conference ticket.