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181 members of the British Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence have recently been honoured for courage and professionalism while on active service. There had been a lot of expectation that ...Continue Reading
At the moment military history seems to be creating a bit of a buzz particularly in the States where Ken Burns’ new documentary series on World War II has just launched. I was a huge fan of his Civil War documentary ...Continue Reading

Greatest War Speeches... or not

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I’m currently working on a book on the battle between Russian and Japanese battleships during the war of 1904–05 for our new Duel series. In it, the author Robert Forczyk highlights ...Continue Reading

The Ice Girls

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Some of you might have caught a news story a couple of weeks ago telling the incredible story of Glacier Gal; nearly 65 years ago this P-38 was one of eight planes to ditch in the dangerous environs of ...Continue Reading

Calling all doccie fans...

In Military History
Well if Mike is a bit nutty about old buildings I am definitely a bit of a history documentaries obsessive. But that’s not to say that I spend my life in a darkened room watching History Channel re-runs. I am quite picky about...Continue Reading

The Osprey Christmas Card - You Decide and Win!

In Military History
Over the past few years, it has become a tradition here at Osprey to send out Osprey-artwork Christmas cards to all of our suppliers, business partners, and contributors. Unfortunately, most of the artwork that appears in our books is not exactly “Christmassy,” ...Continue Reading

Christmas Card Results

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Voting has indeed closed on the Osprey christmas card competition, and it was a landslide victory for the Angus McBride Vikings. Of the 41 official votes cast...Continue Reading
Watching British TV quiz show QI last week, there was a question about a Defence of the Realm Act, which was passed in Britain in August 1914 and gave the government wide-ranging powers during the war...Continue Reading

Anyone for weevils?

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Most Friday afternoons will see the editorial department struggling through our remaining tasks for the week whilst stuffing our faces with sugary treats. It's a bit of a tradition really, usually someone comes back from...Continue Reading

People's stories bring history to life for me

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This Friday afternoon I'm (alongside eating biscuits, of course) working on a book we're publishing next summer, a new English translation of a memoir by Moritz Nachtstern, a Norwegian Jew who survived the Holocaust...Continue Reading

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