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Viking Surge

Viking Surge

The very word 'Viking' conjures up images of fearsome longships, merciless invasions, and slaughtered victims. But were the Vikings unique in their savagery, or were they instead products of an era in which all those who wished to conquer did so without taking any prisoners?

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REVIEW - The Lion and the Dragon: Britain's Opium Wars with China, 1839 - 1860

REVIEW – The Lion and the Dragon: Britain’s Opium Wars with China, 1839 – 1860

There can be little doubt that the export of opium from India to China by, among others, the Honourable East India Company is hard to condone. Indeed, Mark Simner makes the point that the trade was always kept quiet in ...
REVIEW – Panzer Commander Hermann Balck: Germany's master tactician

REVIEW – Panzer Commander Hermann Balck: Germany’s master tactician

Hermann Balch has been described as the ‘greatest German general no one ever heard of’. Stephen Robinson, a graduate of the Australian Command and Staff College, has attempted to address this paradox, but with only partial success ...
Viking Surge

Viking Surge

The very word 'Viking' conjures up images of fearsome longships, merciless invasions, and slaughtered victims. But were the Vikings unique in their savagery, or were they instead products of an era in which all those who wished to conquer did ...
Hurricane restored by volunteers

Hurricane restored by volunteers

It perished in the freezing wastes of Arctic Russia on 20 June 1942. Now, thanks to a 20-year volunteer project, it has been fully restored and put on display at the Brooklands Museum at Weybridge in Surrey ...
MHM Caption Competition: November 2019

MHM Caption Competition: November 2019

Can you think of something appropriately witty for this image taken from our War Reporters article about William Beach Thomas, featured in the November issue of the magazine? Leave your caption as a comment beneath the article ...

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The Battle of the Ardennes

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