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The Treaty of Versailles was signed exactly 100 years ago, ending World War I. To commemorate this centenary, we look at the reactions and the aftermath to the treaty with an extract from Prit Buttar's The Splintered Empires.Continue Reading
The Treaty of Versailles was signed exactly 100 years ago, ending World War I. To commemorate this centenary, we look at an extract from Alistair McCluskey's Amiens 1918: The Black Day of the German Army focussing on the aftermath of the battle of Amiens that ultimately led to the end of the war. The battle was a turning point of World War I, confirming to all that the strategic initiative had decisively returned to the Allies. It also demonstrated the arrival of new strategic, tactical and operational methods of attack for the AlliesContinue Reading
The German High Seas Fleet was one of the most powerful naval forces in the world, and had fought the pride of the Royal Navy to a stalemate at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. After the armistice was signed, ending fighting in World War I, the fleet surrendered to the British and was interned in Scapa Flow pending the outcome of the Treaty of Versailles. One hundred years to this day, on 21 June 1919, the entire fleet attempted to sink itself in the Flow to prevent it being broken up as war prizes. Of the 74 ships present, 52 sunk and 22 were prevented from doing so by circumstance and by British intervention. To mark this momentous centenary, on the blog today we are sharing some images of the wrecks as they are today, drawn from the incredible Scapa 1919 by Innes McCartney.Continue Reading
Today we have a sneak peek at the artwork from some of our September 2019 publications. Take a look and let us know what you think!Continue Reading

D-Day Extracts

In Military History, Featured
The D-Day landings were one of the most complex operations of the war, and marked a key turning point in the campaign to liberate “Fortress Europe” from Nazi control. Hundreds and thousands of troops took part in the invasion, whether fighting on the beaches, manning the vast armada of ships, or providing vital support from the air. Over the years, Osprey has published many extraordinary personal stories of the men and women who took part in this historic day, and to conclude our D-Day coverage we have drawn together three extracts which offer a snapshot of just some of their experiences.Continue Reading
Today is the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. We have been marking this anniversary with a series of blogs and today we are pleased to offer you three freely downloadable desktop backgrounds.Continue Reading

Juno Beach

In Military History
Today is the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. To commemorate this anniversary of the landings, we look at the key assaults that occurred that day using a few extracts from Steven Zaloga’s Atlas of the European Campaigns 1944-45. This blog post examines the events on Juno Beach.Continue Reading

Omaha Beach

In Military History
Today is the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. To commemorate this anniversary of the landings, we look at the key assaults that occurred that day using a few extracts from Steven Zaloga’s Atlas of the European Campaigns 1944-45. This blog post examines the events on Omaha Beach.Continue Reading

Utah Beach

In Military History
Today is the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. To commemorate this anniversary of the landings, we look at the key assaults that occurred that day using a few extracts from Steven Zaloga’s Atlas of the European Campaigns 1944-45. This blog post examines the events on Utah Beach.Continue Reading

Naval Bombardment on D-Day

In Military History
Today is the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. To commemorate this anniversary of the landings, we look at the key assaults that occurred that day using a few extracts from Steven Zaloga’s Atlas of the European Campaigns 1944-45. This blog post examines the naval bombardment used by the Allies.Continue Reading

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