About the Author
René Chartrand was a senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades. Now, a freelance writer and historical consultant, he has written numerous books including over thirty Osprey titles. He lives in Gatineau, Quebec, with his wife and two sons.
Donato Spedaliere served in the Italian Army as a paratrooper and since 1995 has worked as a professional freelance illustrator. He was special-effects supervisor on the film Obolus, and now lives in Italy.