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MHM July Caption Competition

Think of something appropriately witty for this image from our feature on Barbarossa, published in the July issue of Military History Matters. Leave your caption as a comment below. The best caption will be judged by the editorial team and published online! Winners will be announced in early September.

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MHM July Quiz – win 24 Hours at Balaclava!

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of 24 Hours at Balaclava, courtesy of the History Press. At the Battle of Balaclava, the British squandered a near victory against Russia by recklessly sending 664 British light cavalry spurring down the ‘Valley of Death’, as immortalised by Alfred Lord Tennyson’s famous poem. Half the British cavalry […]

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Julius Caesar: Europe’s greatest military commander?

The story of Julius Caesar’s military career is that of a special relationship between a brilliant commander and an elite fighting force. Caesar was a skilled politician and a master of military engineering. Highly drilled, heavily armoured, and tightly disciplined, the legions of the Late Republic were superb instruments of war. We analyse how Caesar used them to devastating effect.

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MHM July 2019

The July issue of Military History Matters, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. To subscribe to the magazine, click here. To subscribe to the digital archive, click here. In this issue: On the Cover: Capturing the USS President The USS President was the pride of the US fleet during the War of 1812. Robbie MacNiven recalls […]

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War Reporters: William Howard Russell

Seema Syeda on battlefield scoops throughout the ages. 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 the ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’, and Tennyson wrote his celebrated poem of the same name – now […]

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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 team and published online! Winners will be announced in early August.

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MHM June 2019

The June issue of Military History Matters, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. To subscribe to the magazine, click here. To subscribe to the digital archive, click here. In this issue: The Troubles: Northern Ireland, 1968-1998 From 1968 to 1998, Northern Ireland was quagmired in one of the most controversial, protracted conflicts of the Western world. […]

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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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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 to test whether nearby movements were generated by friend or foe. This month, ACME Whistles, […]

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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 ship. In 14 of these battles, moreover, not a single Japanese ship survived. How did he accomplish so much, and why was Japan unable to defeat him?

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