Martin Windrow

Martin Windrow
Occupation Military historian and author
Language English
Nationality United Kingdom
Subject Military history, French history, Indochina, Algeria, French Foreign Legion, World War II
Notable works The Last Valley (2004), Our Friends Beneath the Sands (2010)

Martin C. Windrow (born 1944) is a British historian, editor and author of several hundred[1] books, articles and monographs, particularly those on organizational or physical details of military history, and the history of the post-war French Foreign Legion.[1][2] His most notable works include The Last Valley, an account of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu during the First Indochina War, which was published in 2004 to "critical acclaim", and Our Friends beneath the Sands published in 2010.[2]


Windrow was educated at Wellington College, a boarding independent school in the village of Crowthorne in Berkshire. He began working on commission as an editor of articles on military and aviation history in the 1970s. He is an Associate of the Royal Historical Society and the Foreign Legion Association of Great Britain.[2]



  1. 1 2 Windrow, Martin The last valley, preface
  2. 1 2 3 Osprey Publishing info page retrieved on March 10, 2007
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