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My Fictional Books on the Land Forces of Various Countries

Abbreviations used in the table below:

  • AIF: Australian Imperial Force
  • IDF: Israeli Defence Forces (Tzva Hahagana LeYisra'el, Tzahal)
  • SAS: Special Air Services
  • USMC: United Strates Marine Corps
No. Service Branch Main Subject Main Location Author Title Year
World War I
British ArmyInfantryTrench warfareFranceGuy ChapmanA Passionate Prodigality1933
World War II
InfantryDesert warNorth AfricaEric LambertThe Twenty Thousand Thieves1952
British Army

InfantryDesert warNorth AfricaFred MajdalanyPatrol1968
Burma campaignBurmaGerald BellSide Show1953
GuerrillasYugoslaviaAlistair MacLeanForce 10 to Navarone1953
TanksNormandy landingsFranceElleston TrevorThe Killing Ground1956
Fleeing the WehrmachtBelgium, FranceColin ForbesTramp in Armour1969
Soviet ArmyInfantryUrban fightingStalingradDavid RobbinsWar of the Rats1999
US Army


Land campaignsNorth Africa, ItalyJohn SteinbeckOnce There Was A War1943
EuropeNed CalmerThe Strange Land1950
Robert GranatOnly the Brave1961
FranceWilliam EastlakeCastle Keep1965
ItalyRobert CrichtonThe Secret of Santa Vittoria1966
BurmaDavid KingThe Brave and the Damned1966
FranceWilliam P. McGivernSoldiers of '441979
WehrmachtGebirgsjägerConquering Mount ElbrusCaucasusLeo KesslerBlood Nountain1978
Israeli Wars
Zionist settlersSkirmishes of 1937-39PalestineArthur KoestlerThieves in the Night1946
Various6-day war of 1967Palestine, Israel,
Siria, Egypt
Burt HirschfeldBehold Zion1968
Yom Kippur war of 1973Wilbur SmithEagle in the Sky1974
Vietnam War
US Army

Special Forces
(Green Berets)
Fighting Viet Congs
and NV Army
VietnamEric HelmSoldier's Medal1987
The Fall of Camp A-5551987
Robin MooreThe Green Berets1965
Air CavalryLayne HeathCW21990
InfantryDerek MaitlandThe Only War We've Got1970
HelicoptersLiaison with French ArmyLayne HeathBlue Deep1993
Irish Troubles
British ArmyGreen BeretsAssault commandosNorthern IrelandAlan JuddA Breed of Heroes1981
Afghan War
British ArmySASSecuring Soviet helicopterAfghanistanGerald SeymourIn Honour Bound1984

For a total of books.

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