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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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REVIEW – Hitler's V Weapons: the battle against the V-1 and V-2, written at the time – an official history

REVIEW – Hitler’s V Weapons: the battle against the V-1 and V-2, written at the time – an official history

Although the title says ‘written at the time’, this is not a collection of personal memoirs or diaries. Nor is it the recollections of ordinary people or those on the front line of action ...
Back to the Drawing Board: HMS Glatton

Back to the Drawing Board: HMS Glatton

Sometimes poor quality-control can be as lethal as bad design – this was certainly true in the case of HMS Glatton ...
REVIEW – two new histories of the English Civil Wars

REVIEW – two new histories of the English Civil Wars

There are numerous histories of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms (to give the ‘English’ Civil Wars their more-accurate title), as such, any new book, unless based on ground-breaking research, needs something unique to attract readers ...
War Athletes: Wyndham Halswelle

War Athletes: Wyndham Halswelle

Christopher Warner on sporting figures in conflict ...
BEHIND THE IMAGE: Inside the Fortress

BEHIND THE IMAGE: Inside the Fortress

It looks like the interior of a spaceship. But the shimmering framework is that of a B-17F, under construction at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Long Beach, California, in 1942 ...

Behind the Image

MHM Fact files

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
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