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Robert Dodd and the Battle of Trafalgar

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On 21 October 1805, 27 British Royal Navy ships attacked 33 French and Spanish vessels off Cape Trafalgar.  Less than a month later, an illustration was published by the artist Robert Dodd showing the British ships audaciously approaching the enemy line in the opening phase of the battle.Continue Reading

Mapping Naval Warfare Quiz

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To mark the publication of Mapping Naval Warfare by Jeremy Black, we've put together a quiz based on the maps and charts in the book. How many can you get right? Continue Reading

Six Facts about Felix von Luckner

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Read more on Felix von Luckner ahead of the release of The Sea Devil.Continue Reading

Fatal X-15 Crash in the Mojave

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15 November 1967 was one the darkest days in the American X-plane programme. On this day X-15 Flight 3-65-97 crashed in the Mojave Desert, killing test pilot Michael J. Adams.Continue Reading

Air Campaign: First Battlescene Sketches

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Last month we announced our newest series, Air Campaign, which we will launch next year. We are now delighted to share with you three early sketches from ACM 1: The Battle of Britain 1940Continue Reading

Sneakpeak at January Artwork

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It's that time again when we give you all little taster of the artwork that will be appearing in our upcoming books. Today, we will be showing you three stunning images that will be appearing in books hitting the shelves in January next year.Continue Reading
This month we are asking you which titles you would like to see in our upcoming Air Campaign series. Check out the descriptions below and let us know which of these you’d like to see us publish!Continue Reading
While doing research for some upcoming X-Planes books, one of our editors, Tom Milner, came across an article about the first ever image taken from space, the 70th anniversary for which came this week.Continue Reading

First Flight of the Mustang

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On 16 October 1940 at Mines Field air field near Los Angeles, a North American prototype fighter was taken out on its first flight. Designated NA-73X, powered by an Allison V-1710 and flown by the experienced civilian test pilot Vance Breese, flew for just 20 minutes before landing safely. Continue Reading

Escape From Colditz Returns

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Oflag IV-C, the prisoner-of-war camp at Colditz Castle designed to house Allied prisoners who had previously made escape attempts from other camps, was made famous by the BBC television series Colditz in 1972–74. It would be a board game, however, that would truly immortalise the Colditz story in the minds of generations. Today, we are proud to release our new edition of that game – Escape From Colditz.Continue Reading

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