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'Breaking the line'

‘Breaking the line’

Neither Admirals Rodney or Howe were paragons of virtue. But they were both personally brave, adept tacticians, and, despite their flaws, effective leaders. With their victories, both men made a major contribution to the development of the Navy, and helped their country achieve global supremacy on the seas.

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American Air Museum at Duxford granted listed status

American Air Museum at Duxford granted listed status

During the Second World War, Duxford was both an RAF and a United States Army Air Force station, playing an important role in the Battle of Britain. Many of its original structures remain intact and are themselves listed ...
REVIEW – SAS: Band of Brothers

REVIEW – SAS: Band of Brothers

Yet, from the outset, this is a history with a difference. Set in the aftermath of D-Day, it concerns SABU-70, a 12-man SAS raiding party ...
English Civil War massacre 'cover-up' revealed

English Civil War massacre ‘cover-up’ revealed

The site of a Royalist garrison in Nottinghamshire, Shelford Manor was besieged by Parliamentary forces on 3 November 1645 ...
REVIEW – Sicily '43: the assault on Fortress Europe

REVIEW – Sicily ’43: the assault on Fortress Europe

Holland has written a series of nine excellent campaign histories over the last few years, looking at fighting World War II in a new light ...
MHM Competition: February/March

MHM Competition: February/March

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of Bluebottle Goes to War, courtesy of Uniform. Bluebottle Goes to War tells the story of Peter Sellers’ years in Royal Air Force Entertainment Units, known as ‘Gang Shows’, during the Second World ...

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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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