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The Battle of Berlin

The Battle of Berlin

Germany lost the war long before May 1945. But Hitler refused to surrender, instead dragging the country into the abyss. Although there was a huge imbalance in force between Germans and Soviets, the Nazis maintained surprising advantages in equipment, experience, and tactics. We explore in-depth this apocalyptic showdown.

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REVIEW – Military Strategy: a global history

REVIEW – Military Strategy: a global history

Black’s ‘shotgun’ approach takes us from Thucydides to Vergennes via Clausewitz, Napoleon, and Hitler, as he attempts to blend incisive historical insight with contemporary practice ...
REVIEW - Dresden: the fire and the darkness

REVIEW – Dresden: the fire and the darkness

Sinclair McKay’s well-researched, detailed, and all-embracing book is the first major study of the bombing of Dresden to be published for 15 years, and covers equally the pre-war history of the city – ‘The Florence of Germany’ – the horrors ...
War of Words – 'Gunboat Diplomacy'

War of Words – ‘Gunboat Diplomacy’

Ordinarily, a gunboat was a lesser craft, mounting just a few guns. They were particularly useful in shallow waters that larger warships could not navigate ...
New research uncovers life in Nazi camp on Channel Islands

New research uncovers life in Nazi camp on Channel Islands

Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls and archaeologists at Staffordshire University investigated the living conditions of inmates at the camp of Sylt on the island of Alderney ...
Somme diary found in barn sold at auction

Somme diary found in barn sold at auction

Written by Private Arthur Edward Diggens, the diary was found in a Midlands barn and contains astonishing insights into the author’s experiences ...

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Winston Churchill: 10 little-known facts
Winston Churchill: 10 little-known facts
Winston Churchill, the emblematic British wartime leader is instantly recognisable by his ...
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TOP FIVE: Gladiators
TOP FIVE: Gladiators
MHM introduces the most fearsome warriors of the Roman arena. 5. Marcus Attilius Free-Born ...
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Spitfires:  8 little-known facts
Spitfires: 8 little-known facts
Obscure facts about the Spitfire that you need to know ...
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TOP FIVE: Female Spies
TOP FIVE: Female Spies
MHM rounds up the most daring and decorated female agents in history ...
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