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Today on the blog, Aaron S. Hamilton gives an intriguing introduction to the U-1105 “Black Panther,” which is the topic of his book, German submarine U-1105 'Black Panther': The Naval Archaeology of a U-boat. Continue Reading
Today on the blog, we're joined by Stephen Turnbull, Osprey author and guest host of Geek Nation's Feudal Japan Tour, who briefly recounts the 'romantic' rivalry between Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin.Continue 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

Diggers at War

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In today's blog post, Leigh Neville, author of The Australian Army at War 1976-2016, gives a fascinating overview of the Diggers' missions since the end of the Vietnam War.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

US Navy Battleships 1886-98

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Today on the blog, Brian Lane Herder, author of US Navy Battleships 1886-98, gives an intriguing overview of late-19th century US battleships.Continue Reading
In this fascinating blog post from Toomas Boltowsky and Nigel Thomas, the co-authors of Elite title Armies of the Baltic Independence Wars 1918–20, give us an overview of the topic of the book and discusses the thought process behind the images and maps included.Continue Reading

ANNOUNCEMENT: UNDER FIRE

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We are delighted to announce the September 2019 launch of Under Fire, a new graphic novel series which tells the stories of history’s most dramatic battles and campaigns through the eyes of the men who were there. Authentic historical detail combines with vivid illustration and expert storytelling to capture the heroism and despair, loss and comradeship of bold offensives and doomed assaults against the odds. Covering conflicts on land, at sea, and in the air, the series will explore combat history from ancient battlefields to modern trenches.Continue Reading
Today on the blog, Martin Pegler, author of Sniping Rifles on the Eastern Front 1939–45, has curated a list of five best sniping rifles.Continue Reading

D-Day Extracts

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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

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