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Throughout this week we will be celebrating the centenary of the tank with a series of blogs looking at armoured warfare over the past 100 years. In this first instalment David Fletcher, author of the recently published British Battle Tanks: World War I to 1939, examines British tanks in World War I...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - Treaty of Versailles

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On 10 January 1920, the Treaty of Versailles came into effect.  Signed the previous year, the treaty disarmed Germany as well as forcing them to make significant territorial concessions and pay reparations to the victorious Entente powers.  Continue Reading

Osprey Remembers...

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To commemorate Armistice Day Osprey will be delving into our backlist of titles to look at some of the armies that fought in the Great War. Unfortunately we will not be able to look at every nationality involved in this global conflict, and so we would like to start by listing all the countries that fought in the war...Continue Reading

First Ypres 1914 - The Road to Battle

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Today marks the anniversary of the First Ypres. To commemorate the event here is an extract from Campaign 58: First Ypres 1914 looking at the build up to the engagement...Continue Reading

World War I - The Countdown to War

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On 28 July, 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia. Over the next few days the great nations of Europe would charge into the First World War, a cataclysmic conflict that has left scars across the continent that are still visible to this day...Continue Reading

4 July 1918 - The Battle of Hamel

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World War I saw warfare transform as new technology and tactics were brought to the field. This was certainly true of the Australian Corps’ attack on Hamel on 4 July 1918, the first time in history that an attack would be launched with infantry, artillery, aircraft and tanks all operating in mutual support...Continue Reading

Caption Contest Winners!

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After chuckling my way through the lengthly list of captions sent to us, I can finally announce the winners...Continue Reading
After a lengthy absence the caption contest has returned! This week we are heading back to the First World War, where we find a group of German pilots with an unlikely dinner guest. We need your help with working out what is going on...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Gallipoli Landings

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On the 25th of April 1915 the Allied powers launched the Gallipoli campaign, an attempt to take control of the Dardanelles and secure the sea route to Russia. All that stood in their way was the Ottoman Empire...Continue Reading

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