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Darwin 1942

In Military History, Featured
Ahead of the publication of Darwin 1942 on Thursday, author Bob Alford discusses the Imperial Japanese Navy's attack on Darwin, Australia, on its 75th anniversary.   Continue Reading

The Fall of Singapore 1942

In Military History, Featured
75 years ago, on the 15th February 1942, one of the greatest military defeats in British history occurred, as Singapore fell to the Japanese. Continue Reading

Film 2017 - World War Two

In Military History, Featured
Happy New Year everyone! Today’s post has been one of my favourites to put together, as it has involved watching plenty of film trailers. I am now convinced we have some amazing war films coming our way in 2017.Continue Reading

Escape From Colditz Returns

In Military History, Osprey Games, Featured
Oflag IV-C, the prisoner-of-war camp at Colditz Castle designed to house Allied prisoners who had previously made escape attempts from other camps, was made famous by the BBC television series Colditz in 1972–74. It would be a board game, however, that would truly immortalise the Colditz story in the minds of generations. Today, we are proud to release our new edition of that game – Escape From Colditz.Continue Reading
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

Sunday Photo - The Akutan Zero

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On 10 July 1942 a wrecked Mitsubish A6M Zero was spotted on Akutan Island. The crew of the Catalina that spotted the downed Japanese fighter plane circled the crash site for several minutes, noting its position on the map, before returning to the Dutch Harbor...Continue Reading
For our May book vote we are looking at the Combat series, with 5 titles looking at some fascinating World War II subjects vying for your vote...Continue Reading
Today marks Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. Born 21 April 1926, she is the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning queen regnant in world history. To celebrate the occasion we are taking a look at some of the key conflicts Britain has been involved in during her lifetime...Continue 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

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