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Grant and the Overland Campaign

Grant and the Overland Campaign

Grant’s conduct of the Overland Campaign has sometimes been criticised as bludgeoning – lacking in tactical finesse, restricted to frontal attacks, callous about casualties. But is this assessment fair? Neil Faulkner weighs up the debate.

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Grant and the Overland Campaign

Grant and the Overland Campaign

Grant’s conduct of the Overland Campaign has sometimes been criticised as bludgeoning – lacking in tactical finesse, restricted to frontal attacks, callous about casualties. But is this assessment fair? Neil Faulkner weighs up the debate ...
War Reporters: Xenophon

War Reporters: Xenophon

Introducing Seema Syeda's new series on battlefield scoops throughout the ages. Greek commander Xenophon The practice of recording the events of war is as old as war itself. The likes of Herodotus and Thucydides are well known as great ancient ...
Legendary Ancient Fortress Discovered in Egypt

Legendary Ancient Fortress Discovered in Egypt

The ancient city gate, located near the fortress. Image: S E Sidebotham/Antiquity The location of a fortress dating back to the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt has been found at Berenike on the Red Sea coast. The Ptolemaic dynasty was a
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The Military History Behind the Vagrancy Act

The Military History Behind the Vagrancy Act

The 1824 Vagrancy Act – which criminalises rough sleeping – has become the subject of public debate after Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK’s Labour Party, committed to repeal it in the event of a Labour government. A parliamentary debate ...
MHM Competition - Win a pair of tickets to The D-Day Darlings at Union Chapel London

MHM Competition – Win a pair of tickets to The D-Day Darlings at Union Chapel London

MHM are giving away a pair of tickets to see The D-Day Darlings at Union Chapel in London on 1 March 2019. The D-Day Darlings are a nine-piece group who are supported by Dame Vera Lynn. The singing group consist ...

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