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Culloden 275: The Jacobite Charge

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The Battle of Culloden, fought exactly 275 years ago today, ended the Jacobite Rising and is undoubtedly one of the most famous battles in British military history. To commemorate this anniversary, we look at the beginning of the battle with an extract from Stuart Reid’s Culloden Moor 1746.Continue Reading

July Artwork Reveal 2021

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In today's blog post, we're looking at three fantastic pieces of artwork from three of our July 2021 titles. Let us know what you think in the comments section and, if you would like to see any artwork from any of our August titles, be sure to mention that too!Continue Reading

The Bayonet

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The upcoming Weapon title, 'The Bayonet' is the absorbing story of the complementary weapon to every soldier's firearm from the army of Louis XIV to modern-day forces in all global theatres of conflict. On the blog today, author Bill Harriman explores how this title came about.Continue Reading
This month the book vote looks at the Campaign series, with five new books competing for your vote. From Ancient conflicts to World War II operations, this month's vote covers a wide range of history. Read more about the full list of options below and cast your vote! Plus, check out the results of last month's Elite book vote too.  Continue Reading

Churchill Quiz

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Do you think you know everything there is to know about Churchill? Have you seen every film and read every book ever produced about this great British statesman? Then try out this quiz with questions taken from 'The Churchill Quiz Book' by Kieran Whitworth.Continue Reading

Napoleon’s Women Camp Followers

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Researched from genuine primary sources in regulations and memoirs, 'Napoleon's Women Camp Followers' is the first book to explain and illustrate the organization, activities and personal stories of the female 'support staff' who played a major role in the day-to-day life of Napoleon's armies. In today's blog post, author Terry Crowdy gives a brief overview of the women and their clothing and explores how these were brought to life on the page.Continue Reading

Korean Air War

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In today's blog post, Michael Napier gives a brief overview of the Korean Air War, the conflict explored in his fantastic new release.Continue Reading

June Artwork Reveal 2021

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In today's blog post, we're looking at three fantastic pieces of artwork from three of our June 2021 titles. Let us know what you think in the comments section and, if you would like to see any artwork from any of our July titles, be sure to mention that too!Continue Reading
Storm-333, the operation to seize Kabul and assassinate Afghan leader Hafizullah Amin, was at once a textbook success and the start of a terrible blunder. It heralded the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, which quickly devolved into a gritty ten-year counter-insurgency that Moscow was never able to win. Nonetheless, Storm-333 was a striking success, and despite initial concerns that it would be an impossible achievement, it saw a relative handful of Soviet special forces drawn from the KGB and the military seize the heavily defended presidential palace, neutralise the city's communications and defences, and open Kabul to occupation. In today's blog post, Mark Galeotti recounts his experience meeting Kostya and Grisha,two ex-paratroopers who had been part of the wider operation to seize Kabul, their experiences during the raid and briefly details the operation as a whole.   Continue Reading

Italian Destroyers of World War II

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On the blog today, Mark Stille briefly examines the history of RM Destroyers during World War II, the subject of his upcoming New Vanguard title, 'Italian Destroyers of World War II'.Continue Reading

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