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Articles by Phil Hodges:

THE CAUCASUS 1942-1943 – Review by Phil Hodges

Stand up and be applauded Osprey….again! First impressions of this book: WOW!The book is great, the layout is great, the artwork is fantastic. I’m never…

SS-LEIBSTANDARTE DIVISION & SS-WIKING – Review by Phil Hodges

“You can’t change history….You can denounce it, be shocked, appalled or even revolt against the truth, but you can’t deny or ignore it” The SS:…

HISTORY IN YOUR HANDS – By Phil Hodges

HISTORY

Phil Hodges takes a brief look at collecting militaria with the help of advice from experienced dealers Denis Exall and James Aslett.Photographs © Denis Exall…

INGLORIOUS FARB’TERDS – By Phil Hodges

Phil Hodges concludes his series of re-enactment related features with an account of an uncomfortable experience. I’ve interviewed a number of people for War History…

RE-ENACTING THROUGH THE LENS – By Phil Hodges

Photographs By Russell Cobb. People are fascinated by re-enacting or more to the point re-enactors. I often find these days that the people I work…

GET YOUR KITS OUT FOR THE LADS – By Phil Hodges

Phil Hodges offers tips on taking up re-enacting. Fire and movement at the War & Peace Revival in 2013. © Mark Barnes for War History…

ARMIES OF THE RUSSO-POLISH WAR 1919-1921 – Reviewed by Phil Hodges

The Three R’s: Research, research, research have been mentioned over and over again when discussing re-enacting and living history. They are paramount for anyone in…

The T-26 Light Tank – Review by Phil Hodges

Ok, ok. Great battle tanks of the Second World War? The Russian T-26 doesn’t exactly spring to mind does it? I mean, it’s Russian and its…

BRITISH PARATROOPER 1940-45 – Review by Phil Hodges

BRITISH PARATROOPER

I Love Osprey books. To me they’re as loveable and enjoyable as laying on the sofa with a beer on a Saturday night and watching…

SONS OF LIBERTY

SONS OF LIBERTY

In advance of the new Revolutionary War themed mini series on the History Channel Phil Hodges swaps his Afrika Korps shorts and MP40 for a…

EVACUEES – Review by Phil Hodges

EVACUEES

It’s not often I read a book in complete silence and am left in such a state of mind after completing it. It was an…