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The Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway

Coming just months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway – in which the outcome of World War II was supposedly decided in the space of a ‘fatal five minutes’ – is the subject of a new film released earlier this month. The clash between the American and Japanese fleets will never be forgotten, but does Midway really deserve the hype? Was it truly the greatest battle of the war?

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MHM Competition:      January 2020

MHM Competition: January 2020

This month, we’re giving away two official books behind the Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning Netflix drama, The Crown, courtesy of Bonnier Books. The reign of Elizabeth II is the longest of any British monarch in history, overseeing decades of ...
REVIEW - Bolts from the Blue: From Cold War Warrior to Chief of the Air Staff

REVIEW – Bolts from the Blue: From Cold War Warrior to Chief of the Air Staff

Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Johns’ book can, in essence, be divided into two distinct sections: his ‘junior’ and ‘senior’ officer days, and then his days shouldering the responsibilities of air rank, culminating in his appointment as Chief of the ...
Remembering the dead in the wildest of crash sites

Remembering the dead in the wildest of crash sites

The Brecon Beacons National Park is an unusual place for a commemoration. But in early November, it played host to a ceremony on the site where, in 1944, a Vickers Wellington bomber crashed, killing everyone on board ...
REVIEW - Photographs of the Third Reich: Images from the Wehrmacht

REVIEW – Photographs of the Third Reich: Images from the Wehrmacht

Although its subject matter is Germany, this slim volume is packed full of photographs garnered by the author from around the world, from the USA to such surprising places as Argentina, Turkey, and Israel ...
Rare military collection auctioned at Sotheby's

Rare military collection auctioned at Sotheby’s

A first edition of Machiavelli’s Libro dell’arte della guerra (The Art of War) has sold at auction for £150,000 ...

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The Battle of the Ardennes

The Battle of the Ardennes

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Ardennes, which took place in the Wallonia region of Belgium. To mark this date, Wallonia Belgium Tourism examine the build up to the German offensive, and the Battle’s opening manoeuvre.
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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
MHM rounds up the most daring and decorated female agents in history ...
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