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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

Sunday Photo - Building the Liberty Ships

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On 27 September 1941 SS Patrick Henry was launched by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was the first of the Liberty Ships, described by Roosevelt as ‘a dreadful looking object’ and dubbed an ‘Ugly Duckling’ by Time magazine...Continue Reading

The Sinking of the HMS Oxley

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On 10 September 1939 the Royal Navy suffered its first submarine loss of the Second World War, with the HMS Oxley sinking with only 2 survivors. However, it was not at the hands of an enemy vessel that the submarine was lost but rather through friendly fire...Continue Reading
On 30 August 1945 the Imperial Japanese Army handed Hong Kong over to the Royal Navy, restoring British control over the territory...Continue Reading

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