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Sunday Photo - Battle of Stalingrad

Posted by Emily Heagerty on November 23, 2014

On the 22nd November 1942, following the launch of the Soviet counteroffensive, Operation Uranus on the 19th November, General Friedrich Paulus sent a telegram to Adolf Hitler to inform him that the German 6th Army had been surrounded...

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How to bring down a Zeppelin

Posted by on November 21, 2014

NVG overlord and Zeppelin fan Tom Milner stumbled on a fantastic silent film from 1909 in the BFI called 'the Airship Destroyer.' It's surreal and fantastical, but it reflects very much the real developments (and fears) of the time - in the year saw both the first aeroplane flight over the English Channel and the establishment of the British Secret Service. 

Check out the special effects!

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Christmas shopping? Important notice!

Posted by Michael Felix Kazich on November 20, 2014

If you are perusing the Osprey catalogue for potential Christmas gifts for yourself or others, please take note...

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The French at Quatre Bras

Posted by Michael Felix Kazich on November 19, 2014

Waterloo(1) Quatre Bras: part of a new CAM trilogy focusing on the Battle of Waterloo, is out this week. In the build-up to the book's release, author John Franklin has written a mini-series of articles built around first-hand accounts of the fighting at Quatre Bras, from soldiers of various separate national contingents. Today's blog sees the final instalment of the series, and it focuses on the experiences of the French - of course!

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The Book Diaries - Scope

Posted by Mark Lardas on November 18, 2014

BD (3) The Book Diaries continues today with another tantalizing tidbit of insider industry information from author Mark Lardas. The focus of today's entry is on the scope of the nascent NVG 238.

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Sunday Photo - Battle of Ia Drang

Posted by Emily Heagerty on November 16, 2014

The first major battle to be fought by regulars of the US Army and the People's Army of Vietnam during the Vietnam War, the battle of Ia Drang began on 14th November 1965 and continued for four days... 

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The new Osprey catalogue - available to download now!

Posted by Mike on November 13, 2014

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We may have already revealed the bulk of our plans for next year in our series of Coming 2014 blogs - but there is nothing quite like having the chance to pore through the catalogue! We still get a real buzz each year when the latest catalogue arrives - and we wanted to share this with you!

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Steampunk Soldiers signing show, Saturday.

Posted by Mike on November 12, 2014

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There is a signing for Steampunk Soldiers this Saturday (15th November) between 1pm and 2pm at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Shaftesbury Avenue. Full details can be found here.

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We remember...

Posted by Mike on November 11, 2014

 

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The Ship Spotter's Quiz - how well do you know your ships?

Posted by Mike on November 10, 2014

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Just how well do you know your ships? Reckon you are a keen ship spotter? Fancy winning one of five copies of our upcoming Ship Spotter's Guide? All you need to do is complete this quiz, identify all the ship silhouettes correctly, get a whopping 10/10 and a secret message will appear, allowing you to enter the competition. So hurry on down and get spotting!

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