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Today marks the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Evesham, where Simon de Montfort lost his life in a crushing defeat at the hands of the Royalists...Continue Reading

August Book Vote and Previous Results!

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The start of a new month brings many things to the Osprey site. New books are available to preorder, we offer our customers a new discount and, of course, we put up a new book vote. One thing we haven’t been doing up until now is announcing the winners of the previous month’s book vote, something I’m sure many of you are all interested in. Today that changes, and to make up for lost time here are the results from February to July...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - Sinking of the PT-109

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Early in the morning of 2 August, 1943 Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 was struck by the Amagiri, a Japanese destroyer.  It was cut in two, leaving Seamen Andrew Jackson Kirksey and Harold W. Marney dead and two others badly injured. The eleven survivors clung to the burning wreckage, amongst them future US President John F. Kennedy, who was commanding the PT-109 at the time...Continue Reading
August is finally here, and with it comes Osprey's Big Reveal! Over the next few weeks we are going to be revealing our 2016 books, starting today with New Vanguard!Continue Reading
The interwar period was the golden age of British seaside resorts. Every summer thousands of holidaymakers would flock to the coast, their bustling bodies filling the beaches of Brighton, Blackpool and countless other seaside towns. With the declaration of war in 1939, the cheery face of Britain's seaside towns would change dramatically...Continue Reading
Another blog from the editorial team, with Tom Owen-Evans looking at the Siege of Damascus, 1148...Continue Reading

World War I - The Countdown to War

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On 28 July, 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia. Over the next few days the great nations of Europe would charge into the First World War, a cataclysmic conflict that has left scars across the continent that are still visible to this day...Continue Reading

5 days left of the Summer Sale!

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Only 5 days left to make the most of our fantastic 3 for 2 deal! With it you can pick up everything Osprey, including our exciting upcoming releases from Osprey Games and our pre-order books...Continue Reading
On 26 July, 1945 HMS Vestal was hit by a Japanese kamikaze pilot whilst participating in Operation Livery, a diversionary minesweeping exercise off Phuket Island on the coast of Siam. The damage was critical and, as the ship was close to Japanese-held Thailand, the crew were removed and the ship scuttled. She was the last Royal Navy ship to be sunk in World War II...Continue Reading

Battle of Britain Quiz - The Results

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On 10 July we put up our Battle of Britain quiz. Over 2,000 of you tested your knowledge, and now we are ready to give you the results...Continue Reading

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