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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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War of Words – ‘Flak’

War of Words – ‘Flak’

After the war, flak would also come to mean very strong criticism or abuse ...
Archive of Churchill's chauffeur found during lockdown clear-out

Archive of Churchill’s chauffeur found during lockdown clear-out

The collection of letters, telegrams, and instructions was the property of the late Reginald Parker. It was found by a furloughed clerk in a jigsaw box during a home clear-out ...
New research establishes history of rare Viking helmet

New research establishes history of rare Viking helmet

The corroded helmet would have been an essential component of protection for any Viking warrior. Several iron bands and plates, riveted together, would shield the wearer during the violent clashes for which the warriors are renowned ...
'Enormous' WWI bunker system uncovered in Flanders

‘Enormous’ WWI bunker system uncovered in Flanders

The bunker, under the village of Wijtschate in Flanders, is more than 20 feet underground and is believed to have accommodated up to 300 troops ...
BEHIND THE IMAGE: Churchill visits the docks

BEHIND THE IMAGE: Churchill visits the docks

In the Second World War, the dockyards and riverside factories of London’s East End were essential to the country’s struggle against the Nazis. But this also made them a key target for enemy attack ...

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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
Obscure facts about the Spitfire that you need to know ...
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TOP FIVE: Female Spies
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