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The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution of January 1959, the Bay of Pigs Invasion of April 1961, and the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 were events of worldwide significance. All three of these events were, in very different ways, remarkable military collisions. Marking the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, we take a detailed look at this epic struggle against the odds.

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Royal Deaths: John the Blind

Royal Deaths: John the Blind

Patrick Boniface on the deaths in battle of regal warriors. According to a popular Czech tradition, before he committed himself to combat in a battle already lost, King John the Blind said, ‘God forbid that a Bohemian king should ever ...
The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution of January 1959, the Bay of Pigs Invasion of April 1961, and the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 were events of worldwide significance. All three of these events were, in very different ways, remarkable military collisions ...
MHM February 2019

MHM February 2019

The February 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: Geronimo: the Apache guerrilla In our cover feature, David Norris charts ...
MHM February Caption Competition

MHM February Caption Competition

Think of something appropriately witty for this image from our feature on Alfred Munnings, published in the February issue of Military History Matters. Leave your caption as a comment below. The best caption will be judged by the editorial team and published ...
MHM February Quiz - win a copy of Napoleon’s Military Machine Operations Manual

MHM February Quiz – win a copy of Napoleon’s Military Machine Operations Manual

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of Napoleon’s Military Machine Operations Manual.  250 years since the birth of Napoleon Bonaparte, a new manual from Haynes celebrates his Grande Armée, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest fighting forces ...

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