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Climax of the Aircraft Carrier

In Military History, Featured
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

Submarines and the Tonnage War

In Military History, Featured
On the blog today, Mark Lardas, author of 'Battle of the Atlantic 1939–41' looks at the roles submarines and bombs played at the start of World War II.Continue Reading
The Osprey Sale is running until the end of February, so it's the perfect opportunity to get great deals on a wide range of our books, e-books and games. On the blog today, we're looking at some fantastic World War II books you can add to your collection!Continue Reading

Desperate Sunset

In Military History, Featured
By the middle of 1944, in a last desperate bid to stave off defeat, Japan’s High Command launched the terrifying kamikaze attacks. These attacks are the subject of Mike Yeo's new book 'Desperate Sunset'. Read on to find out more.Continue Reading

Sent By The Iron Sky Extract

In Military History, Featured
'Sent by the Iron Sky' by Ian Gardner is the fully illustrated story of the men of Third Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division in World War II from their entrance to the war on D-Day to their heroic defence of Bastogne and occupation of Berchtesgaden at the war’s end.Continue Reading

Guadalcanal 1942–43

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On the blog today, Mark Stille, looks at some of the myths that occurred during the campaign for Guadalcanal, the subject of his latest book, 'Guadalcanal 1942–43'.Continue Reading

The Third Reich is Listening

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On the blog today, Christian Jennings, author of 'The Third Reich is Listening', looks at some of the declassified archive material related to German wartime cryptography.Continue Reading
On the blog today, Donald Nijboer, author of German Flak Defences vs Allied Heavy Bombers briefly looks at the role flak played during the second half of World War II.Continue Reading

Operation Market Garden Extract

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In September 1944, Field Marshal Montgomery planned to capture key bridges that would be the required conquests for the final push into Germany, perhaps ending the war in Europe by Christmas. Operation Market-Garden was launched on 17th September to fulfil that aim, and continued till 25 September 1944, when the remaining forces retreated.  This extract, taken from CAM 317: Operation Market-Garden 1944 (3) by Ken Ford, recounts the XXX Crops experience on 25 September 1944, exactly 75 years ago today. Continue Reading
On the blog today, Chris Goss, author of Dornier Do 17 Units of World War 2, gives a brief overview of his book.Continue Reading

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