Guest Authors

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Articles by Phil Hodges:

Escape and Evade and Afrika Corps – Book Review

Reviewed by Phil Hodges for War History Online. We’re pleased to welcome back Phil Hodges and his famous knees to the WHO reviews department. EVASION…

German Infantryman vs British Infantryman – Review by Phil Hodges

These titles confuse me sometimes. Not in an overpowering historical way but in a “are they necessary?” sort of way. The title sounds like a…

German Infantryman vs British Infantryman – Review by Phil Hodges

These titles confuse me sometimes. Not in an overpowering historical way but in a “are they necessary?” sort of way. The title sounds like a…

THE HISTORY OF THE PANZERWAFFE – Review by Phil Hodges

The latest from Osprey Publishing really is a wolf in sheep’s clothing…..or a tiger! The History of the Panzerwaffe breaks from the traditional paperback that we…

‘THE LAST POST’ Phil Hodges pays a memorable visit to Ypres

The Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres goes together with the town like strawberries and cream at Wimbledon. It’s as ingrained into…

HITLERS RUSSIAN AND COSSACK ALLIES 1941-45 – Review by Phil Hodges

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Any war involving Russia is far from simple. The sheer size and geographical differences in the…

SPETSNAZ: Russia’s Special Forces – Review by Phil Hodges

Spetsnaz. I’d heard of them but had no idea who they are or what they do and after reading this Osprey title on the subject…

THE FLAMETHROWER – Review by Phil Hodges

There aren’t many weapons that put fear and horror into every man more than the flamethrower. Flamethrower, flammenwerfer, lanciafiamme,  whatever it’s called, it conjures up…

THE RISE OF HITLER – Review by Phil Hodges

THE RISE OF HITLER

Any book about Adolf Hitler is going to meet with some controversy. It’s not going to go ‘unmolested’ as it were.  I’ve written articles and…

MY ESCAPE FROM DONINGTON HALL – Review by Phil Hodges

‘Boys own stuff. ‘A tag often applied as a sort of apology for a book that may be lacking in historical accuracy yet tells one…

THE FALL OF MALAYA AND SINGAPORE – Review by Phil Hodges

I had a bad experience with a book from this series before. I say bad, tasteless is probably a better description. I didn’t like one drop…

CHINDIT Versus JAPANESE INFANTRYMAN – Review by Phil Hodges

They say”Never judge a book by its cover.”Well I don’t agree with that. Especially when I’ve an Osprey Book in front of me. In fact…