This issue, we’re giving away three copies of Napoleon’s Military Machine Operations Manual

250 years since the birth of Napoleon Bonaparte, a new manual from Haynes celebrates his Grande Armée, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest fighting forces ever deployed.

Napoleon’s Military Machine Operations Manual looks at the success of Napoleon’s army and how its legacy has inspired armies around the world today. Led by Napoleon Bonaparte, French forces scored a streak of historic victories against powerful coalition armies in just three short years.

This gave the French Empire an unprecedented grip on power across huge swathes of Europe, and established Napoleon’s strategic and organisational brilliance. The book is heavily illustrated with maps, diagrams and photographs and includes regular feature boxes pinpointing specific topics of interest, such as musket design, rations, surgical procedures and uniform items.

Napoleon’s Military Machine Operations Manual is priced at £22.99 and available from

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