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We're delving back into Osprey Publishings extensive military history backlist to take a look at how US troops were equipped for Operation Overlord!Continue Reading

The Battle of Takur Ghar

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The battle of Takur Ghar was a tragic but important episode in the Afghan War in which seven US service members were killed and many more were wounded. Fourteen years later the battle has been picked up by the media once more as the President considers whether John Chapman, an Air Force technical sergeant, deserves to be awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The 1960 U-2 Incident

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On 1 May 1960 a U-2 spy plane was shot down while in Soviet airspace. The pilot, Francis Gary Powers, was on an aerial reconnaissance mission when he was hit by a surface-to-air missile. He managed to parachute to safety but soon found himself in Soviet hands...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

Sunday Photo - Robert E. Lee's Farewell

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On 10 April 1865 Confederate General Robert E. Lee gave a brief and eloquent farewell to the Army of Northern Virginia. The Appomattox campaign had ended in Union victory, with Lee’s army exhausted and outnumbered...Continue Reading
On 7 February 1943 Operation Ke saw the last remaining Japanese forces evacuated from Guadalcanal...Continue Reading

4 November 1791 - the battle of the Wabash

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On 4 November 1791 a US force led by Arthur St Clair clashed with Native Americans at the battle of the Wabash...Continue Reading

The First Kamikaze Strike

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On 21 October 1944 the first official Kamikaze strike took place, with the HMAS Australia hit and damaged by a Kamikaze attack. These suicide attacks were the scourge of the US fleet at Iwo Jima and Okinawa, with the Japanese armed forces building upon their initial success with weapons specially developed for Kamikaze attacks...Continue Reading
On 20 October 1944 the Philippines Campaign began with American troops landing on the eastern Phillipine Island of Leyte. They rapidly took control of the beachheads, allowing General Douglas MacArthur to make a dramatic return to the Phillipines following his escape in 1942...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

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