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The Troubles: Northern Ireland, 1968-1998

The Troubles: Northern Ireland, 1968-1998

The wounds are still raw. It was a bitter conflict, it left many grieving, and it remains well within living memory. But that does not mean that military historians should not study it and attempt to understand it. Patrick Mercer analyses the strategy, tactics, and history of Northern Ireland's protracted war.

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War Reporters: William Howard Russell

War Reporters: William Howard Russell

Seema Syeda on battlefield scoops throughout the ages. William Howard Russell William Howard Russell was one of the most prolific and revolutionary journalists of his time. Best known for his reporting on the Crimean War, he narrated the events of ...
MHM June Caption Competition

MHM June Caption Competition

Think of something appropriately witty for this image from our feature on the rise of Japanese Militarism, published in the June issue of Military History Matters. Leave your caption as a comment below. The best caption will be judged by the editorial ...
The Troubles: Northern Ireland, 1968-1998

The Troubles: Northern Ireland, 1968-1998

The wounds are still raw. It was a bitter conflict, it left many grieving, and it remains well within living memory. But that does not mean that military historians should not study it and attempt to understand it. Patrick Mercer ...
MHM June Quiz - win a D-Day clicker

MHM June Quiz – win a D-Day clicker

This issue, we’re giving away three engraved replica clickers, courtesy of ACME. Clickers were a vital piece of survival equipment for paratroopers ahead of the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944. Used by the 101st Airborne Division, they enabled paratroopers ...
Yi Sun-sin: history's greatest admiral

Yi Sun-sin: history’s greatest admiral

When we think of great naval commanders, Nelson immediately comes to mind. He fought 13 battles, winning 8. Admiral Yi Sun-sin fought 23 battles against Japan between 1592 and 1598, and won every one of them without losing a single ...

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