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Operation Market Garden

Operation Market Garden

The world’s largest ever airborne operation was launched during September 1944, with less than a week of planning. This was one of many ingredients in what, for the Allies, would become a major strategic setback. What went wrong?

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MHM August Caption Competition

MHM August Caption Competition

Think of something appropriately witty for this image from our feature on the Bombay Grenadiers at Maiwand, published in the August issue of Military History Matters. Leave your caption as a comment below. The best caption will be judged by the editorial ...
MHM August Quiz

MHM August Quiz

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of Arms and Armour of the English Civil Wars. The English Civil Wars tore families and friendships apart, setting father against son and brother against brother. Raging across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, ...
Operation Market Garden

Operation Market Garden

The world’s largest ever airborne operation was launched during September 1944, with less than a week of planning. This was one of many ingredients in what, for the Allies, would become a major strategic setback. What went wrong? ...
Julius Caesar: Europe's greatest military commander?

Julius Caesar: Europe’s greatest military commander?

The story of Julius Caesar’s military career is that of a special relationship between a brilliant commander and an elite fighting force. Caesar was a skilled politician and a master of military engineering. Highly drilled, heavily armoured, and tightly disciplined, ...
War Reporters: William Howard Russell

War Reporters: William Howard Russell

Seema Syeda on battlefield scoops throughout the ages. William Howard Russell William Howard Russell was one of the most prolific and revolutionary journalists of his time. Best known for his reporting on the Crimean War, he narrated the events of ...

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Winston Churchill: 10 little-known facts
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