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Angus Konstam, British Battleships 1914-18 (1), The Early Dreadnoughts – review

Here comes another, fresh book of well-known maritime historian, Angus Konstam. Now the title is British Battleships 1914-18 (1), The Early Dreadnoughts, and appears as 200th title in Osprey`s New Vanguard series. With marvelous illustrations of Paul Wright we have 48-pages account of the earliest types of the Royal Navy`s dreadnoughts. There are five chapters, […]

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Hesja’s Highs – new album with photographs by Slawomir Hesja Krajniewski is out. And available in English!

The best known Polish aviation photographer, Sławomir Hesja Krajniewski has relased yet second volume album containing his photos and air-show reports. As Hesja himself says, the aim of the photos taken by him is nowhere near the aim that spotter photographers have, as he is trying to capture the dynamics of the moment. Hesja’s aviation […]

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RAF Fighter Command Pilot – review

Mark Barber, Royal Navy officer and historian as well, author of recent titles for Osprey Publishing about the RNAS and FAA, written an excellent study for the Warrior series. The study is entitled RAF Fighter Command Pilot, The Western Front 1939-42 and focuses on the shape of The Few – pilots, who defended Britain in […]

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The Battle of Matapan 1941 – review

Mark Simmons` The Battle of Matapan 1941, The Trafalgar of the Mediterranean tells the story of the greatest Royal Navy victory over the Italian Regia Marina durgin Second World War. Edited by Spellmount/The History Books in paperback, on 192 pages author describes, how the war in Mediterranean started, points the most important factors, gives an […]

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Pe-2 Guards Units of World War II – review

The authors of the book are well known to Osprey fans – Dmitry Khazanov and Aleksander Medved. First of them wrote 15 books and numerous articles for international publishers. The second is also a retired colonel who also is an aviation historian. The graphic layer is prepared by Andrey Yurgenson, an artist who is recognized […]

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Focke Wulf FW190 Volume 1: 1938-43 by J Richard Smith and Eddie J Creek – review

Focke Wulf Fw 190 volume One written by J. Richard Smith i Eddie J. Creek is another book describing this superb fighter aircraft which by many is acknowledged as the best one during World War II. Both authors are respected historians working together since 40 years. They wrote such titles as German Aircraft of the […]