Author: Emma Watts-Plumpkin

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[Competition Closed] MHM 48 – Caption Competition

Think of something appropriately witty for this picture and leave your caption as a comment below. The best caption will be judged by the editorial team and published in the next issue of Military History Monthly!

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Britain Goes to War: 4 August 1914

To mark Britain’s momentous declaration of war 100 years ago today, MHM  has created this graphic study of the country’s military as it prepared for war. To get a better view of the facts and figures, click on the images below.  This is an extract from the full article, published in issue 46 of Military History Monthly.  

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[Competition Closed] Win one of 3 copies of ‘Spying on the World’

This month, Edinburgh University Press are giving away THREE copies of Spying on the World to lucky Military History Monthly readers! For more than half a century, the Joint Intelligence Committee or ‘JIC’ has been a central component of the British Government’s secret machinery. It represents the highest authority in the world of intelligence and acts […]

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Battle of the River Plate: Ship Specifications

On 13 December 1939, while Britain was living through a ‘Phoney War’ at home, in the waters off the River Plate a vicious sea battle was being played out, pitting three small cruisers against the pride of Germany’s Navy: the pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee. The Battle of the River Plate has acquired, over the subsequent […]

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TOP FIVE: WWI Pilots

MHM selects five of the most decorated and daring pilots of the Great War. 5: Grahame Donald Nationality: British Awards: Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Force Cross Putting his promising international rugby career on hold, Donald entered the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve in 1914 as a surgeon probationer. He is perhaps best known for his death-defying […]

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Centenary Season

MHM’s centenary season continues this month with a wide variety of events, exhibitions, and family activities. From a new instalment at the Musée de la Grande Guerre du Pays de Meaux, to the English Association’s conference on WWI poetry, there is plenty coming up to keep the history enthusiast busy. SCARBOROUGH MUSEUMS TRUST On 16 December […]

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MHM 47 – August 2014

The August issue of Military History Monthly, the British military history magazine, is on sale today.

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[Competition Cloed] MHM 47 – Caption Competition

Think of something appropriately witty for this picture and leave your caption as a comment below. The best caption will be judged by the editorial team and published in the next issue of Military History Monthly!  

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[Competition Closed] MHM Quiz: Win one of TEN copies of ‘A Military History of Scotland’

This month, we have no fewer than 10 copies of A Military History of Scotland to be won. A MILITARY HISTORY OF SCOTLAND Edward M Spiers, Jeremy A Crang, and Matthew Strickland Edinburgh University Press, £35 ISBN 978-0748694495 The Scottish soldier has been at war for over 2,000 years. Until now, no reference work has attempted to examine this vast heritage of warfare. The […]