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The Battle of Britain was the successful defence of Great Britain against a series of destructive air raids by the Luftwaffe from 10 July through September 1940. The outcome of the Battle was a decisive victory for the British, the first time the Germans had faced defeat in World War II. To mark the anniversary, on the blog today, we are sharing an extract taken from the groundbreaking new book 'To Defeat the Few: The Luftwaffe’s campaign to destroy RAF Fighter Command, August–September 1940' by Douglas C. Dildy and Paul F. Crickmore.Continue Reading
'Audacious Missions of World War II' uses hundreds of documents and images from The National Archives, including some that have never been seen in print before, to reveal some of World War II's most daring missions. The following extract recounts the diversionary raid: Operation Anklet. Continue Reading
Following on from the previous blog about Kingdom Creation in Oathmark: Battles of the Lost Age, today we have an extract from the book delving a little deeper into the options available to you as you create your Kingdom.Continue Reading

D-Day Extract

In Military History, Featured
D-Day, the first book in our new Under Fire series, publishes 23 January. Keep reading for an exclusive extract from the book.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

Charlie Company Extract

In Military History, Featured
'Charlie Company's Journey Home', by Andrew Wiest, focuses on one company's experience of war and its eventual homecoming. Today's blog post, an extract from the book, looks at some of the interactions the men had with their wives.Continue Reading

D-Day Extracts

In Military History, Featured
The D-Day landings were one of the most complex operations of the war, and marked a key turning point in the campaign to liberate “Fortress Europe” from Nazi control. Hundreds and thousands of troops took part in the invasion, whether fighting on the beaches, manning the vast armada of ships, or providing vital support from the air. Over the years, Osprey has published many extraordinary personal stories of the men and women who took part in this historic day, and to conclude our D-Day coverage we have drawn together three extracts which offer a snapshot of just some of their experiences.Continue Reading
An Englishman Abroad, by Gianluca Barneschi, recounts the incredible true story of Dick Mallaby: spy, Special Operations Executive operative, and the first British agent to be sent to 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 his life. In this extract, Gianluca details Dick Mallaby's insertional into Italy and capture.  Continue Reading

Soldier, Spy - A Survivor's Tale

In Military History
Take a look at this extract from Bloomsbury's upcoming release Soldier, Spy - the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Rifleman.Continue Reading

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