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Russell Phillips, ALLi Author Member

Location

United Kingdom

Genres

History

Skills

Press/Media Interview, Reading/Literary Event

Biography

Russell Phillips is a military technology and history author. Born and brought up in a mining village in South Yorkshire, he has lived and worked in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Cumbria and Staffordshire. His articles have been published in Miniature Wargames, Wargames Illustrated, and the Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers‘ Journal. He has been interviewed for the American edition of The Voice of Russia. He currently lives in Stoke-on-Trent with his wife and two children.


Russell Phillips's books

A Damn Close-Run Thing: A Brief History of the Falklands War

A Damn Close-Run Thing: A Brief History of the Falklands War

In 1982, the average Briton didn’t know the Falkland Islands existed, let alone their status as a disputed British territory just off the coast of Argentina. That changed when the Argentinians invaded the islands and overwhelmed the small defending force. Both nations claimed the islands were theirs, but now Argentina thought the British would give them up without a fight.

They were wrong. ... [read more]

A Fleet in Being: Austro-Hungarian Warships of WW1

A Fleet in Being: Austro-Hungarian Warships of WW1

The Kaiserliche und Königliche Kriegsmarine – The Austro-Hungarian Navy – was in at the beginning of World War I when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie lay in state abord its flagship, and at the end when it dissolved along with the empire that commanded it. During the war, this small but powerful “fleet in being” forced the Allies to maintain a blockade of the Otranto Straits. German and Austro-Hungarian u-boats ran riot elsewhere in the Mediterranean even though the capital ships almost never left port. ... [read more]

A Ray of Light: Reinhard Heydrich, Lidice, and the North Staffordshire Miners

A Ray of Light: Reinhard Heydrich, Lidice, and the North Staffordshire Miners

This is the inspiring true story of what happens when ordinary people unite to make a stand against evil.

Lidice was a peaceful and vibrant community in Czechoslovakia with a rich mining heritage. But an act of Nazi revenge saw this village wiped from existence in a horrifying chapter of European history.

Disaster struck for Lidice in 1942 when the prominent Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated ... [read more]

Operation Nimrod: The Iranian Embassy Siege

Operation Nimrod: The Iranian Embassy Siege

On 29th April 1980, British police assured Iran that their embassy was secure. The very next day, terrorists stormed the embassy and took twenty-six hostages. With the Iranian government willing to let the hostages become martyrs, and the British government only willing to talk if the terrorists surrendered, twenty-six lives hung in the balance.

What followed was six days of tension and terror ... [read more]

Red Steel: Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Cold War

Red Steel: Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Cold War

The Cold War never heated up, but if it had, the Soviet Union was ready. This reference work details 73 major Soviet war machines, from the 2P26 “Baby Carriage” – a deceptively light, Jeep-like vehicle mounting four anti-tank missiles – to the T-80U main battle tank with its advanced armour and electronic countermeasures.

This We’ll Defend: The Weapons and Equipment of the U.S. Army

This We’ll Defend: The Weapons and Equipment of the U.S. Army

The U.S. Army is the best-equipped force in military history, from the simple bayonet to multi-million-dollar technological marvels like the M1 Abrams tank and Apache Longbow helicopter.

This We’ll Defend outlines the most important weapons and equipment the Army currently uses. All facts, figures and images in this ebook are direct from publicly available Army sources, edited and annotated to form a short, easy-to-use but comprehensive reference.