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The Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway

Coming just months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway – in which the outcome of World War II was supposedly decided in the space of a ‘fatal five minutes’ – is the subject of a new film released earlier this month. The clash between the American and Japanese fleets will never be forgotten, but does Midway really deserve the hype? Was it truly the greatest battle of the war?

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Allied war graves restored in Iraq after decades of disrepair

Allied war graves restored in Iraq after decades of disrepair

After decades of instability, nearly 200 World War Two graves in Iraq have been restored to their former character ...
MHM Caption Competition: December 2019

MHM Caption Competition: December 2019

Can you think of something appropriately witty for this image taken from our special on The Battle of Midway, featured in the December issue of Military History Matters? Leave your caption as a comment below ...
Secrets of the Blitz uncovered by beach-exploring student

Secrets of the Blitz uncovered by beach-exploring student

Emma Marsh, 20, has uncovered captivating insights into the history of Liverpool through rubble dumped at the coast following the Blitz ...
The Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway

Coming just months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway – in which the outcome of World War II was supposedly decided in the space of a ‘fatal five minutes’ – is the subject of a new ...
New images reveal dramatic damage inflicted on HMS Royal Oak

New images reveal dramatic damage inflicted on HMS Royal Oak

New images have revealed the extent of the damage to HMS Royal Oak after it was sunk during the Second World War ...

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The Battle of the Ardennes

The Battle of the Ardennes

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Ardennes, which took place in the Wallonia region of Belgium. To mark this date, Wallonia Belgium Tourism examine the build up to the German offensive, and the Battle’s opening manoeuvre.
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