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Gary Smailes



After obtaining an MA in Military History from Liverpool University, Gary spent a number of years as a historical researcher for the Horrible Histories writer Terry Deary and as a freelance researcher and editor.
Gary now splits his time between writing and advising new authors on the best route to publication. He works from his home on the Wirral with his novelist wife Caroline Smailes and their three children.

Books currently available by this author

Date published: New > Old

Franklin Watts

Iwo Jima

Gary Smailes, David Cousens
Contributors:
Gary Smailes, David Cousens
Franklin Watts

Marathon

Gary Smailes, Ollie Cuthbertson
Contributors:
Gary Smailes, Ollie Cuthbertson

Take up your weapons and prepare to fight your own battle in these all-action, interactive adventures, in which you take part in epic battles from throughout history.It is 490 BCE and the ancient city of Athens is under threat. The Persians have sailed across the ocean to invade your land, and now camp on the plains of Marathon, just a few miles from Athens. You are Miltiades, an old warrior with one last chance to prove your loyalty to the city you love. You will command the mighty Greek Hoplite army as it attempts to halt the Persian invasion and save Athens...

Franklin Watts

Arnhem

Gary Smailes, David Cousens
Contributors:
Gary Smailes, David Cousens

Take up your weapons and prepare to fight your own battle in these all-action, interactive adventures, in which you take part in epic battles from throughout history.It is 1944 and Europe is still in the iron claw of Nazi German forces. In an attempt to end the war, British leaders have a plan to send elite troops deep behind German defences to capture key targets, including bridges. You are a Lieutenant in the 2nd Parachute Battalion. You must command your men forward through enemy territory and reach the bridge in the Dutch town of Arnhem. You must hold the bridge at any cost...

Franklin Watts

Hastings

Gary Smailes, Ollie Cuthbertson
Contributors:
Gary Smailes, Ollie Cuthbertson

Take up your weapons and prepare to fight your own battle in these all-action, interactive adventures, in which you take part in epic battles from throughout history.It is 1066, and Harold Godwinson has been crowned King of England. A mighty army has journeyed from Normandy, Breton and France to crush Harold's forces at what will become remembered as the Battle of Hastings. You are William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and leader of one of the largest invasion forces ever. You must command your army and position your forces to defeat the English, and claim the crown that is rightfully yours...