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Roman Shields

In Military History, Featured
The Roman shield, the scutum, was central to the Romans’ conquest of the known world, and has become an emblem of the legions at the forefront of that effort. This new study draws on the latest research to reveal the history of this iconic equipment. In today's blog post, M.C. Bishop joins us to discuss this tool.Continue Reading

Osprey's Big Reveal: Elite

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Next year, we're adding six new books to our Elite series. Which of our newest ELI books is making your wishlist?Continue Reading

Hitler’s Eastern Legions

In Military History, Featured
Between 1941-45, the Germans recruited around 175,000 men from a number of minorities in the USSR. Of these, many formed rear-area auxiliary units, but at least 55,000 were combat troops. After training in Poland, individual battalions were posted to fill out German regiments in the front lines, at first in Army Group South but later in all three Army Groups fighting on the Eastern Front. On the blog today, Dr Nigel Thomas, author of the upcoming Elite title,'Hitler's Eastern Legions 1942–45', explores the origins and development of these legions.Continue Reading

October Artwork Reveal

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On the blog today, we’re looking at three fantastic pieces of artwork from a few of our October books. Let us know what you think and if there are any November titles you want to see art from in the comments section!Continue Reading
This month's book vote sees five land-based New Vanguard titles battling for your vote. Read the full descriptions and cast your vote by clicking on the link below.Continue Reading
From medieval shields to 20th-century armies Soviet cavalry, there's a great selection of Elite titles competing for your vote this month. Read the full descriptions and cast your vote by clicking on the link below.Continue Reading

Free eBooks: Week 1

In Military History, Featured
Many people all over the world are staying at home to combat the spread of COVID-19. While self-isolation might be a bit daunting, it’s also a great opportunity to catch up on your reading. To help pass the time, we’ll be giving customers five free eBooks each week for the next four weeks. Read through the options, add the eBook to your basket and use the code FREEBOOKS1 at checkout to get your free eBooks. Continue Reading

Climax of the Aircraft Carrier

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In today's blog post, Brian Lane Herder, author of 'World War II US Fast Carrier Task Force Tactics 1943–45', discusses how his book came about. Continue Reading

Sneak Peek at February's Artwork

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On today's blog post, we're looking at three fantastic pieces of artwork from a few of our February 2020 titles. Let us know what you think in the comments section. If there are any March titles you would like to see artwork from, be sure to mention that too!Continue Reading
René Chartrand author of Santa Anna’s Army 1821-1848 reveals new information that has recently come to light regarding the subject of his book. Continue Reading

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