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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
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
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

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
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
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

Sunday Photo - Operation Chastise

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On the evening of May 16, 1943 a group of Lancaster bombers set off from RAF Scampton. Their target was a selection of German dams that had been identified by the British Air Ministry...Continue Reading
On 10th May 1940 Winston Churchill was appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain...Continue Reading

What the RAF Airman Took to War

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To most people, a good luck charm consists of a rabbit’s foot or a four leaf clover but pilots in the Royal Air Force during World War II took good luck charms to another level...Continue Reading
On 31st March 1921, the Australian Air Force was formed, with its 'Royal' prefix receiving approval by King George V in June, with effect from August... Continue Reading

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