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An Englishman Abroad

In Military History, Featured
'An Englishman Abroad', recounts the fascinating true story of Dick Mallaby: spy, Special Operations Executive operative, and the first British agent to be inserted into Italy during World War II. Immediately captured and interrogated by Italian Forces, only his quick thinking and ability to talk himself out of trouble spared him from execution. From that moment on, he was set on a path which saw him become personally involved in some of the most important events in the history of Italy: the Italian Armistice and the escape of the king.To mark the anniversary of the public announcement of the Armistice of Cassibile, author Gianluca Barneschi gives a brief overview of Mallaby's incredible exploits. 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
This April, we'll be publishing Bolt Action: Campaign: Stalingrad, giving you the rules, scenarios, troop types, and Theatre Selectors needed to refight the fierce battle of Stalingrad. To help you prepare, we're looking at some of the 28mm miniatures available from Warlord Games, accompanied by some handy references to help you get them ready for the tabletop!Continue Reading

Submarines and the Tonnage War

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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

Sent By The Iron Sky Extract

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'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, Chris Goss, author of Dornier Do 17 Units of World War 2, gives a brief overview of his book.Continue Reading
Undaunted: Normandy is the new deck-building game of World War II combat from David Thompson and Trevor Benjamin. On the blog today, David gives a fascinating insight into the development of the game, looking at the decisions they made when modeling the Rifle Platoon.Continue Reading

Operation 'Accolade'

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In today's blog post, Anthony Rogers looks at Operation Accolade and the process of researching and writing his book Kos and Leros 1943.Continue Reading

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