Author: Hazel Blair


MUSEUM REVIEW: National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas City, USA

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 […]


World’s only portrait signed by Churchill displayed

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 […]


MHM 74 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!


MHM 74 – November 2016

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 […]

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MHM 73 – October 2016

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: – […]


[Competition Closed] MHM Quiz: win a Second World War film on DVD!

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 […]

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The Norman Conquest: 1066 timeline

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.


Tukhachevsky: ‘the Red Napoleon’

The Red Army’s Marshal Tukhachevsky was one of the most brilliant, innovative, and influential military theorists since Napoleon Bonaparte. Some military historians believe the Second World War could have ended sooner had Tukhachevsky lived to lead the fight. Here are a few of his key ideas: This is an extract from an article written by […]

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