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The Treaty of Versailles was signed exactly 100 years ago, ending World War I. To commemorate this centenary, we look at the reactions and the aftermath to the treaty with an extract from Prit Buttar's The Splintered Empires.Continue Reading
The Treaty of Versailles was signed exactly 100 years ago, ending World War I. To commemorate this centenary, we look at an extract from Alistair McCluskey's Amiens 1918: The Black Day of the German Army focussing on the aftermath of the battle of Amiens that ultimately led to the end of the war. The battle was a turning point of World War I, confirming to all that the strategic initiative had decisively returned to the Allies. It also demonstrated the arrival of new strategic, tactical and operational methods of attack for the AlliesContinue 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

Sunday Photo - Treaty of Versailles

In Military History
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...

In Military History, Featured
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

Remembrance Sunday

In Military History, Featured
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 - The Battle of Coronel

In Military History, Featured
On 1 November 1914 the Royal Navy suffered its first defeat of the First World War, with Graf Maximilian von Spee’s forces securing victory over a squadron led by Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock at the Battle of Coronel. The British were outnumbered and outgunned, but Cradock was convinced that his orders were to fight to the end...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

In Military History, Featured
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

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