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A fascinating study of the warfare of the Early Second World War, and the destruction it caused, Blitzkrieg: The Invasion of Poland and the Fall of France publishes later this week. To celebrate, we have a preview extract for you to read ahead of its release.  Illustrated throughout with detailed maps, artwork and contemporary photographs, Blitzkrieg: TheInvasion of Poland to the Fall of France tells the story of these first breakneck attacks, examining the armed forces, leaders, technology, planning and execution in each campaign as well as the challenges faced by the Germans in the pursuit of this new and deadly form of warfare. It will be published on 2 September. Pre-order your copy here.Continue Reading
The recent Duel title German Heavy Cruisers vs Royal Navy Heavy Cruisers: 1939–42 is an informative, illustrated study of the opposing heavy cruisers of the German Kriegsmarine and the Royal Navy, as they engaged in a global game of cat and mouse during the opening years of World War II. On the blog today, author Mark Lardas gives insight into the creation of this title and the discoveries he made during its formation. 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

Churchill Infantry Tank

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Today on the blog, David Fletcher author of Churchill Infantry Tank, recounts the main features of the different Marks of Churchill tank.Continue Reading
For this week’s Sunday photo we are looking at Henri Giraud, a French general who was captured in both World Wars but escaped each time...Continue Reading

Remembrance Sunday

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Today there will be services across Britain as we remember those who have given their lives in the service of their country. In remembrance of all those who have fallen, we would like to offer these famous words from Laurence Binyon...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - Operation Chastise

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On the evening of May 16, 1943 a group of Lancaster bombers set off from RAF Scampton. Their target was a selection of German dams that had been identified by the British Air Ministry...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Berlin

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When he invaded Russia in 1941 Hitler had joked that the German army "have only to kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down". Four years later the Russian army had surrounded Berlin...Continue Reading

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