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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
Stewart Larking is Head of Design here at Osprey Publishing. In this blog he talks about how working on an Osprey book rekindled a long lost love… Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Fall of Paris

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On June 14 1940 Paris fell under German occupation. France, one of largest powers in Europe, had been defeated in less than seven weeks by the mighty German Wehrmacht...Continue Reading
75 years ago today Winston Churchill gave one of the most famous speeches in modern history, commonly titled 'This was their finest hour'. Speaking in front of the House of Commons the British Prime Minister gave a passionate speech as the dark cloud of war loomed over Britain...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

The return of the flamethrower?

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This week well-known Osprey author Chris McNab will be looking at one of the more controversial weapons used in modern warfare - the flamethrower...Continue Reading
June 25 1944 saw the Allies launch an attack against Fort du Roule, which sat on a rocky hill overlooking Cherbourg. The defences of the 19th century fort had been substantially reinforced from 1942-44, with an elaborate set of gun casemates carved into the cliff-face. It would be a difficult obstacle for the Allies to overcome, but if they wanted to take the crucial port they had no choice...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
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
Our Aircraft of the Aces relaunch is just around the corner, with ACE 127: Polish Spitfire Aces available from 20 July 2015. To tide you over until then here are two combat reports from Polish pilots during World War II...Continue Reading

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