Simon Forty was educated in Dorset and the north of England before
reading history at London University's School of Slavonic and East
European Studies. He has been involved in publishing since the
mid-1970s, first as editor and latterly as author.
Jonathan Forty was educated in Dorset and the north of England before attending Queen Mary College, London. He designed and worked on military magazines, including for many years Tank magazine.
Sons of author and RAC Tank Museum curator George Forty, they have continued the family tradition, writing mainly on historical and military subjects including books on Hadrian's Wall, the Napoleonic wars and the two world wars, often in collaboration. Simon's latest book, published by Historic England, is D-Day UK: 100 Locations in Britain; Jonathan's Heavyweights: The Military Use of Massive Weapons. They are also co-authors of Tank Warfare 1939-1945.
"Sandwiched within the photos and captions are excerpts from a variety of wartime analyses about artillery doctrine and use. "-- "Historical Miniatures Gaming Society"