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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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War Athletes: Anthony Wilding

War Athletes: Anthony Wilding

Handsome and charming, Wilding embraced a life full of adventure that also involved racing motorcycles across both hemispheres ...
MHM Caption Competition: August 2020

MHM Caption Competition: August 2020

Can you think of something appropriately witty for this image taken from our article on the Long Range Desert Group, from the August/September issue of Military History Matters? Leave your caption as a comment below ...
MHM Competition: July/August

MHM Competition: July/August

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of RAF 100: The Official Story, courtesy of Welbeck Publishing. RAF 100: The Official Story is the most up-to-date history of the oldest air force in the world. From its genesis in the ...
Last person to receive American Civil War pension dies

Last person to receive American Civil War pension dies

The American Civil War ended more than a century and a half ago. But the last person to receive a pension tied to the conflict passed away only recently ...
Museums and events with MHM (Aug/Sept 2020)

Museums and events with MHM (Aug/Sept 2020)

With many museums and galleries still closed, Military History Matters has compiled a guide to some interesting websites you can check out from the safety of your own home. Click on the links below to find out more ...

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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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