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The Victoria Cross

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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
On 16 December 1944 Hitler launched his final gamble on the Western Front; an assault on the Ardennes that he was convinced would change the course of the war. It would go on to be the largest and most costly battle fought by the US Army in World War II as they bore the brunt of the German offensive...  Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - Battle of the River Plate

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On 13 December 1939 three British cruisers engaged Admiral Graff Spee in the first naval battle of the Second World War. The German Panzerschiff had been commerce raiding since the war began, and the Royal Navy had sent a number of hunting groups out to track it down. Eventually HMS Exeter, Ajax and Achilles found it close to the South American coast...Continue Reading

Rommel and the Panzerwaffe in Africa

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After rolling up all opposition in Continental Europe, the legendary Panzerwaffe was next sent to help the Italians in their battles with the British in North Africa.  In this, the second of two blog posts featuring Osprey’s exciting upcoming title The History of the Panzerwaffe, Volume 1: 1939-42, we look at the formation of the armoured divisions of the Afrika Crops and the choice of commander for the expedition: Erwin Rommel.Continue Reading
Tanks were central to the German conquest of Europe in the early years of World War II, yet only a few decades before they had been left far behind by the pioneering tank corps of France and the UK.  In this, the first of two blog posts featuring Osprey’s exciting upcoming title The History of the Panzerwaffe, Volume 1: 1939-42, we look at how Germany began to build their legendary armoured war machine.Continue Reading

December Book Vote and Previous Results

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For our December book vote we have decided to focus on World War II topics, bringing you titles across a number of different series to choose from...Continue Reading

New Artwork from February Books!

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Today we're bringing you three stunning pieces of artwork from our February 2016 releases...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Cairo Conference

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On 22 November 1943 the Cairo Conference began, with Chiang Kai-Shek, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill meeting to discuss Allied plans for defeating Japan in World War II...Continue Reading
On 20 October 1944 the Philippines Campaign began with American troops landing on the eastern Phillipine Island of Leyte. They rapidly took control of the beachheads, allowing General Douglas MacArthur to make a dramatic return to the Phillipines following his escape in 1942...Continue Reading
On 16 October 1959 US General George Marshall died at the age of 79. To commemorate his death here is a look back at his life and some of the US troops that served in World War II...Continue Reading

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