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Bruce Quarrie (1947 in London - September 4, 2004) was an English author and historian. He studied English and graduated with honours from Cambridge University in 1968. He became a journalist with the Financial Times. In 1972, he became the editor of Airfix magazine and wrote his first book about wargaming in 1974. In 1986 he became a full time writer, mostly about the Second World War. His definitive Encyclopedia of the German Army was even translated and published in German. Historian and novelist Len Deighton described him as "one of our most meticulous and well-informed historians."

He was married and has two daughters and lived in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.


  • Napoleonic Wargaming, Airfix Magazine Guide 4, Patrick Stephens Ltd, 1974, ISBN 0-85059-178-3
  • Napoleon's Campaigns in Miniature, Patrick Stephens Ltd, 1977, ISBN 1-85260-388-7 and other revised and expanded editions
  • Hitler's Samurai, the Waffen SS in Action, Arco, 1983
  • Hitler, the victory that nearly was, David & Charles, London 1988, ISBN 0-7153-9215-8
  • Armoured Wargaming, Wildside, 1989
  • Encyclopaedia of the German Army in the 20th Century, Harper Collins, 1990
  • " Tank Battles In Miniature 3 North West Europe" Patrick Stephens Ltd,
  • "Tank Battles in Miniature 2 Eastern Front" Patrick Stephens Ltd,


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