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Rigidly organised and harshly disciplined, the Georgian Royal Navy was an efficient fighting force, but life in its service could also be brutal. Do you have what it takes to survive just some of the problems faced by its officers and sailors? Take this quick quiz to find out.Continue Reading
In today’s post, Brian Lane Herder, author of new campaign title The Aleutians 1942–43, reveals the story of the incredible and incorrigible USAAF Colonel William O.“Eric” Eareckson, the highly decorated and larger-than-life bomber commander of the Eleventh Air Force during their World War II posting in the Aleutian Islands.Continue Reading
Air Campaign is our series of choice for March's Book Vote. From aviation before the Wright Brothers to Russia's recent campaigns, this month's vote covers the breadth of aviation history. Read more about the full list of options below and cast your vote by clicking the link included!Continue Reading

Myth-busting: Viking Weapons

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Today on the blog, we’re looking at Gareth Williams’s new book Weapons of the Viking Warrior, which explores the development, use and impact of the weapons used by Vikings. We’ll be assessing a couple of potential myths about the Vikings...Continue Reading
We're delighted to announce that Osprey Publishing has partnered with Geek Nation Tours to bring you a series of incredible experiences, with a tour of Feudal Japan and the Battlefields of Sekigahara in 2019, and two tours scheduled for 2020: a trip to Rome to delve into the history of the Gladiators, and a Frostgrave-themed tour of Estonia. Continue Reading

On Blackbeard’s Trail

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Angus Konstam, the author of The Pirate World, has spent half a lifetime researching the life and times of Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard. Here he explains why this new book gave him the chance to bring this infamous pirate’s story bang up to date.Continue Reading
In today's blog post, Kulikovo 1380 author, Mark Galeotti, writes about how this relatively unknown battle to the west has become mythologised in Russia and utilised for political purposes, telling the story of how a daring Russian force defeated the military superpower of the day... Continue Reading

The Horror of the Fire Raid

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In today's blog post, Mark Lardas joins us once again, this time exploring the firebombing raids against Japan in the 1940s. The bombing raids are the focus of his new book Japan 1944–45, which examines the air campaign that incinerated Japan's cities.Continue Reading

Jack Northrop's Flying Wings Aircraft

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Today on the blog we are joined by Peter E. Davies, author of Northrop Flying Wings, who explores the origins of the flying wings and the work of aircraft designer Jack Northrop.  Continue Reading

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