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On the 27th and 28th June you can experience the best display of historic moving armour in the world at The Tank Museum - bringing the story of tanks, tank crew and soldiers to life! Billed as the most explosive weekend in history, at Tankfest you can watch incredible live displays, mock battles and living history encampments - representing German, US and UK Forces. There are arena displays of historic armour from The Tank Museum's collection, British Army displays and rare Second World War tanks in operation, as well as the usual range of trade stalls and family entertainment.Continue Reading

Historian unearths World War I identities

In Military History
British historian Peter Barton, commissioned by the Australian government to conduct research into the mass grave at Fromelles in France, has discovered a treasure trove of material in a Red Cross archive in Geneva. The records, carefully entered on card indexers, provide the details for millions of soldiers caught up in the war on the Western Front. The information was all gathered from combatants by the Red Cross and include details of the capture, death or burial of servicemen including their home addresses and grave sites whenever possible.Continue Reading

The Raid website is here

In Military History
We are very pleased to announce that the new Raid website is now up and running. With details of the first books to be released, a competition to win one of the launch titles, a vote for which Raid you would like to see next and with sneak previews, this is the best place to go for the most up-to-date information on the newest series from Osprey!Continue Reading

Raid - and the Raid artwork

In Military History
I just thought I would reassure some of you who weren’t keen on the cover art that we are having traditional artwork inside all of the books – including some truly fantastic pieces by Peter Dennis and Howard Gerrard. Here is a sneak peak at the great battlescene painting Peter created for Raid 2 Israel’s Lightning Strike – The raid on Entebbe 1976 as well as the small section of the wonderful painting Howard has created for Raid 4 Who Dares Wins – The SAS and the Iranian Embassy Siege 1980.Continue Reading

The Anglo-Dutch Wars

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Joe and Phil recently joined the rest of you in deciding what topics we should add to our hitlist/wishlist for forthcoming years. One subject they highlighted was the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century. This is obviously a huge gap in our list considering the long-term impact of this naval race for supremacy so thinking along the same lines I was searching around on the internet and came across this website.Continue Reading

Raid 1 - first look at the cover

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Probably the single hardest thing to do when you are about to launch a new series is coming up with a new cover design. The mantra 'never judge a book by it's cover' is all very well and good. Unfortunately in these days of online shopping the pressure to come up with a fantastic cover has never been greater.Continue Reading

Osprey Obituaries - Jerry Scutts and Jon Latimer

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We are very sad to report that two Osprey authors, Jerry Scutts and Jon Latimer have recently passed away.Continue Reading

Raid - The launch titles!

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For those of you have been waiting with bated breath and also for those of you who sent in such great suggestions I can now confirm the first six Raid titles.Continue Reading
In January we will publish Elite 166 Bay of Pigs. Having had a sneak preview I think it is going to be a fantastic addition to the series and I asked Alex de Quesada, the author, to give our blog readers some insight into his motivation for researching the topic. Here are his thoughts...Continue Reading

The next 450 Men-at-Arms titles?

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Here at Osprey HQ we have just had John, our US Sales and Marketing Director, over for a week. This generally means a chance for us not only to have a catch-up but also an opportunity to brainstorm future titles and plan our publishing programme for the next couple of years. As you know Osprey is 40 years young this year and this August we published our 450th Men-at-Arms title. In honour of these two milestones I thought I would ask you, our readers, to join in our brainstorming session and help us decide what Men-at-Arms titles you would like to see published.Continue Reading

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