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Our Tank centenary commemorations continue with a blog from David R. Higgins, author of the recently published Duel 71: M48 Patton vs Centurion and a range of other Osprey books. In this piece he looks at German and Soviet tank development in the build up to and during the Second World War...Continue Reading
Earlier this week we commemorated the anniversary of the Battle of Prokhorovka (12 July 1943), one of the greatest armoured confrontations in history. The Germans were looking to capture the town of Prokhorovka and break through the Soviet defensive line but the Russians held firm, suffering heavy losses in the process.Continue Reading
On 5 March 1944 the Red Army launched the Uman–Botoșani Offensive against the German Army Group South in Ukraine. The aim was to inflict a crushing defeat on the German “Uman group” and split the German forces, allowing the Soviet army to capture southwestern Ukraine. Up against them was the 8th Army of Army Group South, led by Generalfeldmarschall Erich von Manstein...Continue Reading

Atlas of the Eastern Front: Stalingrad

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To celebrate the publication of Atlas of the Eastern Front: 1941-45, we have pulled two extracts from the book's section on the beginning and end of the titanic Battle of Stalingrad, complete with two of its stunning maps.Continue Reading

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