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The Battle for the Skies of Darwin

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Peter Ingman, author of Spitfire VC vs A6M2/3 Zero-sen: Darwin 1943 gives a fascinating overview of the conflict upon which his book is focused on today's blog postContinue Reading
No Ordinary Pilot by Suzanne Campbell-Jones, recounts the incredible true story of Group Captain Bob Allen. On 25 July 1944, Bob was shot down, and the RAF informed his family that he had been ‘killed whilst on operations’. He spent the rest of the war in POW camps including the infamous Stalag Luft 3, where he was held in solitary confinement and interrogated by the Gestapo. In 1945, Bob underwent the infamous winter march before finally fleeing the camp and making his way to safety at the American HQ in Torgau. Today’s blog post, an extract from the book, recounts the day Bob Allen was shot down and captured.Continue Reading
In today's blog post, Murray Dahm, author of Macedonian Phalangite vs Persian Warrior, gives an intriguing overview of Alexander the Great's Macedonian army. Continue Reading

Warship 2019: Q&A with John Jordan

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For over 40 years, Warship has been the leading annual resource on the design, development, and deployment of the world's combat ships. Featuring a broad range of articles from a select panel of distinguished international contributors, each volume combines original research, new book reviews, warship notes, an image gallery, and much more. John Jordan has been the editor of the annual publication for 15 years, including the latest volume, Warship 2019, which publishes 30 May. Today on the blog, he answers some of our questions about how this iconic periodical is put together, how it has changed over the years and what he envisions for its future.Continue Reading

Sneak Peek at August's Artwork!

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Today we have a sneak peek at the artwork from some of our August 2019 publications. Take a look and let us know what you think!Continue Reading
An Englishman Abroad, by Gianluca Barneschi, recounts the incredible true story of Dick Mallaby: spy, Special Operations Executive operative, and the first British agent to be sent to Italy during World War II. Immediately captured and interrogated by Italian Forces, only his quick thinking and ability to talk himself out of trouble spared his life. In this extract, Gianluca details Dick Mallaby's insertional into Italy and capture.  Continue Reading
Take a look at Epic History TV's newest video on the Battle of Aspern-Essling.Continue Reading

The G3 Battle Rifle

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Today on the blog Leroy Thompson, author of The G3 Battle Rifle, writes about the specifications of the Heckler & Koch G3 rifle and its use in combat.Continue Reading
Today on the blog, we are joined by David Rigby, whose upcoming new book Wade McClusky and the Battle of Midway examines the difference Wade McClusky's made in the Battle of Midway. Continue Reading

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