British concentration camps in 1975? If this sounds far-fetched, how about holding people indefinitely, with no hope of a court trial? Or legally being able to destroy people’s houses? Or imposing a curfew? Why not flog people who take part in demonstrations, or who own a car without permission? The Special Powers Act of 1922 […]
Author: Hazel Blair
The name of this stunning museum is a bit of a misnomer for, if anything, it is not national but international in its scope – a fact that is certainly appropriate for the subject matter. Located on a beautiful slope in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri, this amazing structure, with its 217 -tall memorial […]
This bustling black-and-white photograph offers an atmospheric view of a natural harbour crowded with ships, campaign tents, livestock and supplies. Titled Cossack Bay, Balaklava, and taken during the summer months of 1855 – just a couple of decades after the birth of photography – it is part of a fascinating portfolio of pictures of the […]
Tickets to English Heritage’s re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings this weekend are sold out, but here are 10 alternative ways to mark the 950th anniversary of William the Conqueror’s victory over the Anglo-Saxons.
The only portrait that Winston Churchill ever signed has gone on public display for the first time. It was painted by artist Paul Trevillion in 1955. Born in 1934, Paul was a schoolboy during the Second World War. He told MHM, ‘My school desk faced a large poster hanging on the school wall, it had the face of Churchill […]
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The November issue of Military History Monthly, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. In this issue we cover: Tanks in the First World War Marking the centenary of the birth of tank warfare, Jeremy Black offers an appraisal of the successes and failures of the first tanks, and Arnold Harvey explores the combat experience of […]
The October issue of Military History Monthly, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. In this issue we cover: The Norman Conquest Hazel Blair profiles the men who fought at Hastings in 1066 and analyses the battle, while Jack Watkins explores the castles built by William the Conqueror in the years following his invasion. Includes: – […]
This month, three lucky readers have the chance to win a copy of Second World War film The Gentle Sex on DVD, courtesy of Strawberry Media. Made in 1943, The Gentle Sex is a wartime propaganda film highlighting women’s contribution to the Second World War. Not only does the movie detail women’s war work, but it was also a […]
Marking the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, October’s special feature focuses on the Norman Conquest. Here, we examine ten key dates in 1066.