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The Franco-Prussian War

The Franco-Prussian War

Often overlooked by history, the Franco-Prussian War had a profound impact on both France and Germany. Its military aspects also deserve study, for here was a clash of immense armies and their advanced weaponry, made possible by the industrial revolution. We take an in-depth look at the war that overturned the balance of power in Europe.

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Warlord discovery throws new light on Anglo-Saxon history

Warlord discovery throws new light on Anglo-Saxon history

The ‘Marlow Warlord’ has been identified as a high-status figure from the 6th century, according to archaeologists from the University of Reading, who carried out the research ...
REVIEW – Crucible of Hell: Okinawa: the last great battle of the Second World War

REVIEW – Crucible of Hell: Okinawa: the last great battle of the Second World War

In Crucible of Hell, David once again demonstrates his commanding power to hold the reader’s attention ...
Spies of WWII commemorated with blue plaques

Spies of WWII commemorated with blue plaques

Noor Inayat Khan and Christine Granville both came to Britain immediately before the war broke out and served in their adopted home country’s Special Operations Executive (SOE) ...
Wreck off Norwegian coast confirmed as long-lost German warship

Wreck off Norwegian coast confirmed as long-lost German warship

Karlsruhe led the German attack on Kristiansand during Operation Weserübung on 9 April 1940, as part of the Nazi invasion of Norway ...
Communists spied on Orwell during Spanish Civil War, new book claims

Communists spied on Orwell during Spanish Civil War, new book claims

The author of Nineteen Eighty-Four – whose real name was Eric Blair – and his wife Eileen were put under observation by Communist military intelligence in May 1937, when an internal conflict broke out within the Republican side ...

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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
Spitfires: 8 little-known facts
Obscure facts about the Spitfire that you need to know ...
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TOP FIVE: Female Spies
TOP FIVE: Female Spies
MHM rounds up the most daring and decorated female agents in history ...
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