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Osprey's World Tour - Russia

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Osprey's World Tour sees us delving into our extensive backlist of books as we explore the globe through military history. Today's destination - Russia!Continue Reading

Operation Typhoon - Hitler's First Defeat

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On 2 October 1941 the main phase of Operation Typhoon began, with the Fourth and Third Panzer armies launching simultaneous attacks on the Soviets...Continue Reading

75th Anniversary of The Blitz

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Rather than a Sunday Photo post we decided to mark the 75th anniversary of the start of the Blitz with a selection of photographs showing the results of Nazi Germany’s bombing campaign of London and other English cities...Continue Reading

World War I - The Countdown to War

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On 28 July, 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia. Over the next few days the great nations of Europe would charge into the First World War, a cataclysmic conflict that has left scars across the continent that are still visible to this day...Continue Reading

21 July, 1918 - The Attack on Orleans

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On 21 July, 1918 the American town of Orleans, Massachusetts found itself the target of a German attack. A U-boat opened fire on some merchant vessels, with several shells landing on the nearby Nauset Beach, This gave the town a unique claim to fame - it was the only piece of United States soil attacked by the enemy during World War I...Continue Reading
The re-launch of ACE and COM is here at last! We took a look at ACE 127: Polish Spitfire Aces on Friday, so now let’s take a peek inside COM 110: Dornier Do 24 Units...Continue Reading
Man the defences! The Fortress series is back, and we are giving you a chance to win a copy of the brand new Fortress 108 - Germany's East Wall in World War II...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Kursk

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On 5 July 1943 the Germany army launched Operation Zitadelle (Citadel). Hitler’s belief was that the offensive would result in the encirclement and destruction of a larger Soviet force than he had lost at Stalingrad, thereby allowing Germany to regain the strategic initiative in the East and for Hitler himself to gain a prestigious victory. His confidence was misguided...Continue Reading
The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 was a fearsome fighter. It proved to be a formidable opponent for Allied pilots, enjoying near mastery of the skies in the early years of the Second World War. The Fw 190 may well have continued its dominance over the RAF were it not for a stroke of luck on 23 June, 1942...Continue Reading
During the Second World War the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 proved to be one of Germany’s most effective fighters, seeing action across Europe and in North Africa. It was a popular aircraft amongst German pilots, but had they been at Bremen on the 1st of June, 1939, they may not have been so fond of it...Continue Reading

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