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Our Tank centenary commemorations continue with a blog from David R. Higgins, author of the recently published Duel 71: M48 Patton vs Centurion and a range of other Osprey books. In this piece he looks at German and Soviet tank development in the build up to and during the Second World War...Continue Reading
We continue our commemorations of the centenary of the tank with a blog looking at the development of the tank during the interwar years from Richard Ogorkiewicz, author of Tanks: 100 Years of Evolution...Continue Reading
Throughout this week we will be celebrating the centenary of the tank with a series of blogs looking at armoured warfare over the past 100 years. In this first instalment David Fletcher, author of the recently published British Battle Tanks: World War I to 1939, examines British tanks in World War I...Continue Reading

The Victoria Cross

In Military History, Featured
On the 29 January 1856 Queen Victoria introduced the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration available to British and Commonwealth forces, to honour acts of valour during the Crimean War...Continue Reading

The United States Marine Corps Memorial

In Military History, Featured
To mark the 240th anniversary of the Marine Corps we thought we would share some photographs of the United States Marine Corps War Memorial, which is dedicated to all personnel of the United States Marine Corps who have given their lives for their country since 1775...Continue Reading
Today marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. To commemorate this famous battle we have organized a day heaped with history for you. Here is the final instalment, a stunning illustration of Henry V diving into the fray...Continue Reading

Agincourt 600: The Killing of the Prisoners

In Military History
Today marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. To commemorate this famous battle we have organized a day heaped with history for you. The third and final stage of the narrative looks at the controversial events that occured at the end of the Battle of Agincourt - the massacre of the French prisoners...Continue Reading
Today marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. To commemorate this famous battle we have organized a day heaped with history for you. In this second part we join the narrative as the vulnerable and half-beaten French first battle march on towards their English opponents...Continue Reading
Today marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. To commemorate this famous battle we have organized a day heaped with history for you, starting with a look at the first phase of the battle - the English advance and French cavalry charges...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Spanish Legion

In Military History, Featured
Today marks the 95th anniversary of the Spanish Legion, an elite unit of the Spanish Army. Since 1920 they have fought in a number of conflicts, including the Rif War, the Spanish Civil War, Iraq and Afghanistan. They are currently engaged in the fight against ISIL...Continue Reading

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