Blog

Welcome to the Osprey Blog!

Items 21 to 30 of 117 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

An Update on Aviation Titles

In Military History
As some of you may remember we had a series of Hitlist Meetings at the end of last year in which we bounced round ideas for the years ahead. Editors, Sales, Marketing and a few extras and discussed hot topics, submissions that had already come in and what you had asked for on our blog. Plenty of ideas were discussed including the ones you suggested and the relevant Editors went away to think them through and work out where authors might come from (always the hardest part).Continue Reading

Predictions for 2010, January to June

In Military History
So last year I speculated on what might be the best Osprey titles in 2009. Taking into account the different months in which they came out and the different series I didn’t do too badly.Continue Reading

Photographs from a life in the Royal Navy

In Military History
My Grandad, George Sullivan served for many years in both the Royal Navy and Merchant Marine from some time during World War II into the Fifties before coming ashore to retrain as a plumber. He didn’t talk much about his time on the high seas but he did leave my family a set of very faded photographs and mementoes which give a very brief glimpse into the life he led afloat. I’ve been going through the photos trying to get an understanding of which ships he served on and where and need your help.Continue Reading

Hitlist Meeting - Aviation

In Military History
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the post Future Titles (Part III) - Hitlist meetings about future titles for Campaign, Warrior, Fortress and Modelling. I'll be compiling it all in the next few weeks and taking your feedback along to be discussed. The next meeting after that will cover the aviation titles, so anything that falls into the following series:Continue Reading

Commando is still going strong!

In Military History
In the seventies it was practically a requirement that boys in the UK were dragged off to have their hair butchered in a grubby barber just off the main road. You would walk into a small room full of old men sitting around listening as the barber held court, occasionally turning from the hair he was hacking off to talk about the state of the nation's roads, the stupidity of politicians and how young people don't know how lucky they are. The only highlight in this ritual was the stack of Commando books tucked in with all the Readers Digest and Country Lifes. I would sit there, reading these small comic books as I waited for my turn to get a terrible haircut alongside my brothers.Continue Reading

Myths about the First World War

In Military History
There is the popular perception of the First World War and there is the more accurate historical perspective that overturns a lot of those ‘truths’ that are often quoted in the media at this time. In Mud, Blood and Poppycock, Gordon Corrigan, military historian and former officer in the Royal Gurkha Rifles attempts to overturn practically every perceived opinion on the Great War and almost carries it off.Continue Reading

Future Titles (Part III) - Hitlist meetings!

In Military History
You may have gathered from previous posts a bit of the process that a suggestion goes through before it becomes an Osprey book, and that process is about to begin again.Continue Reading
Those terribly nice chaps at Titan have sent over a couple of their latest books for us to take a gander at. Both volumes celebrate in their own way gentler, kinder times where neither Guitar Hero or Call of Duty existed, where social networking was something that happened in a pub and Jordan was better known as a country in the Middle East.Continue Reading

The Military History Weekend

In Military History
As you may have noticed we got very involved recently in putting together the Military History Weekend in Colonial Williamsburg over the weekend of 17/18 October. I had a fantastic time and just wanted to mention a few of the people I was lucky enough to meet and show you a few photos.Continue Reading

A Waterloo Medal

In Military History
Just before I went off to Virginia for the Military History Weekend I was lucky enough to go to a reception at Apsley House, the London residence of the Duke of Wellington, laid on by Waterloo 200.Continue Reading

Items 21 to 30 of 117 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5