Magyar Warriors – Volume II

The History of the Royal Hungarian Armed Forces, 1919-1945 by Dénes Bernád & Charles K. Kliment

Volume II of a three volume series is this outstanding comprehensive reference work, representing 20 years of thorough research about the Hungarian Armed Forces between 1919 and 1945. While the first volume (which we are hoping to review as well) covered the history of the Magyars up to 1945, this volume covers the Royal Hungarian Air Force (MKHL) (1920-45, the Royal Hungarian River Flotilla and the Royal Hungarian Army (1938-45). A real eye-opener of a series, the two authors have really put the Hungarian Armed Forces on the map for this period and have performed an outstanding job. On top of that Helion should also be applauded for not only taking this on but for producing such a high quality, sturdy book which should be sat on all serious historian’s reference book shelves. 

A highly recommended piece of work and thanks to Tom Bonnington at Casemate for our review copy which is available from


About the author’s from the Casemate AI sheet:-

Dipl. Eng. Denes Bernad was born in 1964 in Transylvania (Rumania), in a family of indigenous ethnic Hungarians. He studied at the Transylvanian University in Brasov, where he graduated in 1988 as a Mechanical Engineer. From 1992 he lived in Canada, and in 2006 he returned with his family to Hungary. His main interest is the military history of Central and Eastern Europe, especially Rumania, Hungary and Bulgaria. His books deal especially with air forces and aircraft of these countries.


  Charles K. Kliment was born in 1932 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He studied polymer chemistry at the Technical University in Prague, and specialised in the research of hydrogels for medical, cosmetic and industrial uses. In 1969 he emigrated with his family to USA. He retired in 2001 and lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Already during the Second World War he began his interest in military history and combat weapons. During these years, he assembled a large collection of war-time photographs, documents and memoirs. He specialises in AFVs, especially in the history of tanks, developed in the pre-war Czechoslovakia and their use in Second World War.


ISBN: 978-1-910777-92-3

Price: £49.95

Pages: 432

Format: hardback – 245mm x 170mm

Publisher: Helion & Company