Thursday 19 March 2020

New Seven Years War books off Helion

I was recently fortunate enough to be sent copies of these two book by Helion. While not actually new, both are second editions of the classic Duffy books published many years ago,  and I understand Helion have acquired the ‘back catalogue’ of Christopher Duffy’s works. I already own dusty old somewhat tattered copies of the original versions of both books so these two are very welcome additions to the library.

It goes without saying that both these books are a must for anybody with an interest in the Seven Years War, and the level of detail and the narrative is superb. Neither volume is a rewrite, but typos and such from the originals have been corrected. Given the price of some original Duffy books, these included, the initiative by Helion to publish new editions at affordable costs is to be commended. I’ll do a more detailed review of each shortly for the benefit of anybody who’s never seen or read them. Back to the lead mountain!


  1. Well done! Should have my own copy of the latter title via Amazon (it's been on order for two years) by early April. Eager doesn't begin to describe how excited I am by the possibility.

    Best Regards,


  2. Ooo!
    They look nice...
    I may have to indulge...

    All the best. Aly

  3. These look like excellent additions Colin.

  4. Excellent additions Colin,

    I have the Austrian one but not the Prussian, must put it in my list!

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  5. I thought these would be re-prints of the originals and I did wonder if they'll do his "fortress "book too (I have allof the original of course - errors and all).

  6. I did wonder if these were re-prints of the originals andwondered if they'll also dre-print Duffy's "Fortress" book too. I have all the originals of course, error and all.