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70th Anniversary of George S. Patton's Death

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On 21 December 1945, exactly 70 years ago, General George S. Patton passed away following an automobile accident. Widely regarded as the US Army's finest practitioner of mechanized warfare, Patton's impressive military career culminated in his succeses in the European Theater of World War II...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

Osprey's World Tour - France

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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 - France!Continue Reading

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
On the night of 13 October 1939 a German U-boat managed to enter Scapa Flow, an important anchorage for the Royal Navy. The following attack would be remembered as arguably the greatest submarine raid in history...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Cape Esperance

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On the night of 11 October 1942 the Japanese had planned an operation to bombard Henderson Field, an important Allied airfield on Guadalcanal...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of the Bloody Ridge

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The Battle of the Bloody Ridge was fought from 12-14 September, 1942. It saw the Allies, mainly consisting of men from the United States Marine Corps, successfully beat back the attacking Japanese. Behind them was Henderson Field, an important airfield that the Allies had captured earlier in the Guadalcanal campaign...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Savo Island

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The Battle of Savo Island took place on August 8-9, 1942. In response to the US landings at Guadalcanal the Imperial Japanese Navy mobilized a task force of seven cruisers and one destroyer with the aim of disrupting further Allied landings...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Okinawa

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On the 21 June 1945 the last remnants of Japanese resistance at Okinawa fell, bringing the Battle of Okinawa to a close. The ferocious fighting had lasted for 82 days, and included the largest amphibious assault of the Pacific War, huge kamikaze attacks and an incredible number of soldiers...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

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