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Throughout this week we will be celebrating the centenary of the tank with a series of blogs looking at armoured warfare over the past 100 years. In this first instalment David Fletcher, author of the recently published British Battle Tanks: World War I to 1939, examines British tanks in World War I...Continue Reading

Interview with Leigh Neville

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Leigh Neville, one of Osprey's leading authors focusing on modern warfare, takes some time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions on his area of expertise...Continue Reading
Today marks Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. Born 21 April 1926, she is the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning queen regnant in world history. To celebrate the occasion we are taking a look at some of the key conflicts Britain has been involved in during her lifetime...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Third Anglo-Burmese War

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On 29 November 1885 the Third Anglo-Burmese War came to an end, with King Thipaw, the last of the Konbaung dynasty monarchs, deposed and his family sent into exile...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 27 October 2014 British forces left Afghanistan, handing Camp Bastion in the Helmand Province over to the Afghan National Army...Continue Reading

Soldiers of the War of 1812

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Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Plattsburgh, a crucial battle in the War of 1812 that helped to secure the northern border of the United States. At the time of the battle American and British delegates were meeting in the Netherlands to negotiate a treaty that would end the war. With the American victory at Plattsburgh and the subsequent defense at the Battle of Baltimore the Americans put themselves in a much stronger position...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
On 30 August 1945 the Imperial Japanese Army handed Hong Kong over to the Royal Navy, restoring British control over the territory...Continue Reading

Victory in Japan - 15 August, 1945.

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On the afternoon of 15 August, 1945 Emperor Hirohito made a radio announcement to the Japanese people. He had agreed to the terms of the Potsdam Declaration, signalling Japan's surrender and the end of World War II...Continue Reading

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