About the Author
Philip S. Jowett was born in Leeds in 1961, and has been interested in military history for as long as he can remember. Before beginning his series on the Italian Army of World War If he was the author of the much praised men-at-Arms 306 'Chinese Civil War Armies 1911-49'. A rugby league enthusiast and amateur genealogist, he is married and lives in Leeds. Stephen Andrew was bom in 1961 in Glasgow (where he still lives and works). In the last few years he has established himself as one of the best young illustrators of military subjects working today. An entirely self-taught artist, he worked as a junior in advertising and design agencies before becoming a freelance illustrator in 1993. Military history is his passion, and since 1997 he has illustrated Osprey titles induding MAA 306 Chinese Civil War Armies 1911-1949, and the five-volume sequence on the World War II German Army.