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Father's Day Gift Guide

In Military History, Featured
Are you looking for a great gift for your dad this Father’s Day? Whether he’s a naval history buff or a World War II aircraft enthusiast, an armchair Churchillian or an Airsoft hobbyist, we’ve got the book for him – and the board game too! Check out the list below for some inspiration. Continue Reading

Italian Destroyers of World War II

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On the blog today, Mark Stille briefly examines the history of RM Destroyers during World War II, the subject of his upcoming New Vanguard title, 'Italian Destroyers of World War II'.Continue Reading
From the street fighting that heralded the German occupation to the Gestapo repression that followed, 'Rome – City in Terror: The Nazi Occupation 1943–44' is the gripping story of the German occupation of Rome from the Italian armistice in September 1943 until the Allied liberation of the city on 5 June 1944. In today's blog post, author Victor Failmezger shares the experience of a POW, British lieutenant, John Furman, during the occupation.Continue Reading
The German 88mm gun, first conceived as Flak artillery in World War I, revealed itself to have a potent anti-tank capability during the 1940 Battle of France. Transposed to the open vistas of the North African desert in 1941, the '88' would challenge the technology and employment of the British and later American tanks that encountered it, forcing them to develop new tactics and technology to deal with this deadly threat. 'German 88mm Gun vs Allied Armour', by David Campbell & David Greentree, tells the story of that evolution and provides an in-depth treatment of this key weapon of World War II. Check out today's blog post, a chapter that didn't make it into the book, to read about the strategic situation from 1940 to May 1943.Continue Reading
Find out how much you know about some of the most celebrated aircraft of World War II with this quiz using material from 'World War II Fighter Planes Spotter's Guide' by Tony Holmes. Continue Reading
From the street fighting that heralded the German occupation to the Gestapo repression that followed, 'Rome – City in Terror: The Nazi Occupation 1943–44' is the gripping story of the German occupation of Rome from the Italian armistice in September 1943 until the Allied liberation of the city on 5 June 1944. In today's blog post, author Victor Failmezger shares how the Allied POWs spent the holidays during the occupation.Continue Reading

An OSS Agent in Nazi- Occupied Rome

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From the street fighting that heralded the German occupation to the Gestapo repression that followed, 'Rome – City in Terror: The Nazi Occupation 1943–44' is the gripping story of the German occupation of Rome from the Italian armistice in September 1943 until the Allied liberation of the city on 5 June 1944. In today's blog post, author Victor Failmezger gives a brief overview of Peter Tompkins, one of the characters in this fascinating title.Continue Reading

Lifelong Passion

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On the blog today, William Wolf, author of the upcoming X-Planes title, 'World War II US Gunships', shares some of his WWII collection.Continue Reading

Ostfront Myths

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'The Reckoning' is a detailed account of the fighting in Ukraine in 1944, making use of the extensive memoirs of German and Russian soldiers involved in the fighting, as well as partisans behind the German lines, to bring the story to life. On the blog today, author Prit Buttar examines some of the myths that arose from the war.Continue Reading
From the street fighting that heralded the German occupation to the Gestapo repression that followed, 'Rome – City in Terror: The Nazi Occupation 1943–44' is the gripping story of the German occupation of Rome from the Italian armistice in September 1943 until the Allied liberation of the city on 5 June 1944. In today's blog post, author Victor Failmezger recounts the events that took place on October 16, 1943.Continue Reading

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