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Okinawa: Endgame in the Pacific

Okinawa: Endgame in the Pacific

From the beginning, Okinawa challenged expectations. The landing was supposed to be the bloodiest of the war so far. The 182,000 troops riding aboard the 1,300-ship fleet heading for Okinawa were prepared for the worst – many had been warned that their commanders expected to lose eight in every ten men in the coming battle.

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German U-boat surveyed over a century after wartime sinking

German U-boat surveyed over a century after wartime sinking

The U-boat went down with all hands and has rested on the seabed, some 37km (23 miles) off the coast of Yorkshire, ever since ...
Museums and events with MHM (Oct/Nov 2020)

Museums and events with MHM (Oct/Nov 2020)

The best military history museums, events, and, exhibitions, as chosen by Military History Matters magazine ...
Walkway allows new access to HMS Victory

Walkway allows new access to HMS Victory

A new hull walkway, opened in August of this year, allows enthusiasts to descend into the base of the ship’s dry dock and view the vast craft from below ...
Restored craft from D-Day makes one last beach landing

Restored craft from D-Day makes one last beach landing

This unique ship is the last of over 800 tank-carrying landing craft to have served at D-Day, the amphibious Allied assault on Normandy on 6 June 1944 ...
MHM Competition: September/October

MHM Competition: September/October

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of Wellington: The Road to the Lion’s Mound 1769-1852, courtesy of Amerigo-Citadelle. In this first volume of a new biography of the Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Daniel Res draws on a ...

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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
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TOP FIVE: Female Spies
MHM rounds up the most daring and decorated female agents in history ...
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