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German SS Troops with a Panzer Division

The Ardennes, 1944

More than 4,000 square miles of hills and ridges, thickly forested, dissected by streams and rivers, its few roads punctuated by chokepoints. One of Western Europe’s ancient wildernesses. How was the Ardennes Offensive executed, and how did it accelerate the bitter end of one of history's most brutal regimes?

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Iron Age hillfort in danger of erosion

Iron Age hillfort in danger of erosion

Archaeologists are working to uncover the secrets of a Roman hillfort near Caernarfon in north Wales. The coastal fort is believed to date back about 2,500 years, but is in danger of being totally eroded by the sea ...
German SS Troops with a Panzer Division

The Ardennes, 1944

More than 4,000 square miles of hills and ridges, thickly forested, dissected by streams and rivers, its few roads punctuated by chokepoints. One of Western Europe’s ancient wildernesses. How was the Ardennes Offensive executed, and how did it accelerate the ...
MHM Caption Competition: October 2019

MHM Caption Competition: October 2019

Think of something appropriately witty for this image from our Behind the Image article, published in the October issue of Military History Matters. The best caption will be judged by the editorial team and published online! Winners will be announced ...
MHM Competition: October 2019

MHM Competition: October 2019

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of Hunt The Bismarck, courtesy of Osprey. Drawing on expert research and first-hand accounts of the action, Hunt the Bismarck is a gripping and fast-paced narrative of World War II’s most dramatic naval ...
Found: the bow of the USS Grunion

Found: the bow of the USS Grunion

The USS Grunion was a Gato-class submarine that was sunk at Kiska, Alaska, during World War II. Operating near the Aleutian Islands, the submarine reported that it had been attacked by Japanese antisubmarine patrols, but had managed to avoid sinking ...

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Winston Churchill: 10 little-known facts
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