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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

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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