Latest issue

Military History
Monthly June 2018
is out now

Subscribe  |  Renew  |  Newsletter

The Matabele Wars

The Matabele Wars

We know the story. Goaded into a hopeless war by an expanding colonial empire, thousands of warriors rise against their oppressors – and inadvertently spawn a legend. There is a twist: this action takes place in present-day Zimbabwe. While we are very familiar with the struggle for South Africa and the desperate encounters at Isandhlwana, Rorke’s Drift, and Ulundi during the Zulu War of 1879, this was only the beginning of a generation of brutal conflict across the ‘dark continent’.

Latest features

Shell shock cover-up at Passchendaele

Shell shock cover-up at Passchendaele

Taylor Downing reveals an official cover-up of mental illness in the later years of the war. It was not just the scale of the physical casualties that overwhelmed the British Army in the summer of 1916 on the Somme, terrible ...
Krystyna Skarbek: the SOE's silent killer

Krystyna Skarbek: the SOE’s silent killer

Clare Mulley on the daring exploits of a highly decorated WWII special agent. Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville, was the first woman to work for Britain as a special agent during the Second World War. She was also the longest-serving ...
The Matabele Wars

The Matabele Wars

We know the story. Goaded into a hopeless war by an expanding colonial empire, thousands of warriors rise against their oppressors – and inadvertently spawn a legend. There is a twist: this action takes place in present-day Zimbabwe. While we ...
MHM June Quiz - win a copy of Sudden Strike 4: European battlefields edition

MHM June Quiz – win a copy of Sudden Strike 4: European battlefields edition

Three lucky winners have the chance to win a copy of Sudden Strike 4: European battlefields edition. The heavyweight World War II real-time strategy game has finally arrived on Xbox One! Sudden Strike 4: European battlefields edition offers fans the ultimate war-game collection, containing the main game Sudden ...
Afghanistan: graveyard of armies

Afghanistan: graveyard of armies

A huge, mountainous, landlocked Central Asian state, Afghanistan has defied invaders for 2,500 years. Jules Stewart takes a look at the country's military longue durée. Taken in historical context, the 13-year presence of NATO combat troops in Afghanistan amounted to ...

Behind the Image

MHM Fact files

Winston Churchill: 10 little-known facts
Winston Churchill: 10 little-known facts
Winston Churchill, the emblematic British wartime leader is instantly recognisable by his ...
Read More
TOP FIVE: Gladiators
TOP FIVE: Gladiators
MHM introduces the most fearsome warriors of the Roman arena. 5. Marcus Attilius Free-Born ...
Read More
Spitfires:  8 little-known facts
Spitfires: 8 little-known facts
Obscure facts about the Spitfire that you need to know ...
Read More
TOP FIVE: Female Spies
TOP FIVE: Female Spies
MHM rounds up the most daring and decorated female agents in history ...
Read More
10 ways to mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings
The best known date in English history may be 1066, but how much do you really know ...
Read More
Hitler Facts: 10 little-known facts
Many strange, contradictory and often largely unsubstantiated rumours have arisen about Hitler, both in life ...
Read More
5 Myths about the Wars of the Roses
We examine 5 myths surrounding the Wars of the Roses, as part of our 17-page ...
Read More
9 Kings Who Lost Their Thrones
Taken from the MHM34 feature, here are 9 deposed monarchs, some of whom were quite ...
Read More

Battle maps

Back Issues