After completing his education with the Royal Marines, Neil Cogswell joined the Research Department of ICI plc for whom he worked for more than thirty years making contributions in the fields of Polymer Rheology and Thermoplastic Composite Materials.
Following retirement, Neil had the opportunity to indulge his interest in history – especially the military history of the 18th century. His translation of the campaign journals of Horace St Paul – published in two volumes by hellion in 2017 – was supplemented by having the privilege of visiting the battlefields and other relevant sites in Austria, Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia in the company of historian Christopher Duffy. Neil has also collaborated in the preparation of an English-language edition of the monumental study by Artur Brabant of the Army of the Empire in the Seven Years War for LTR-Verlag.
- From Lobositz to Leuthen : Horace St Paul and the Campaigns of the Austrian Army in the Seven Years War 1756-57 Editor
- Zweybruecken in Command : The Reichsarmee in the Campaign of 1758 Author
- Olmuetz to Torgau : Horace St Paul and the Campaigns of the Austrian Army in the Seven Years War 1758-60 Translator