Author: Hazel Blair

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BRIEFING ROOM: Mustafa Kemal

Mustafa Kemal was a Turkish nationalist leader and military commander. He founded the Republic of Turkey and was the country’s first president.

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WAR CULTURE: Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge I Was There

American artist and illustrator Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge published I Was There in 1919. The book contains over 30 illustrations, sketches, and paintings made by Baldridge during his time on the Western Front. Baldridge studied at the University of Chicago before searching out adventure as a ranch hand in Texas and joining the National Guard. With the outbreak of the […]

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MHM 69 – June 2016

The June issue of Military History Monthly, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. In this issue we cover: Lawrence, the desert war, and the origins of special operations This month, James Stejskal delves into the origins, officers, and weapons of modern British special operations on the Arab front from 1916 to 1918, while MHM Editor Neil […]

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[Competition Closed] MHM Quiz: Win tickets to the RAF Cosford Air Show

This month, one lucky reader has the chance to win a pair of tickets to the RAF Cosford Air Show. The skies above the West Midlands will be alive with the sound of roaring jets and the nostalgic hum of Second World War aircraft, when RAF Cosford Air Show returns on Sunday 19 June 2016. The only official RAF air show held in the UK, […]

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[Competition Closed] MHM 69 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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‘In Flanders Fields’: a history of the poppy

The iron scent of blood stains the Remembrance Poppy. In the black-magic fields of Flanders and the Somme, corn-poppy petals are nourished by the memory of ‘the missing’. It is as if the souls of those who died there between 1914 and 1918 have been transformed into a million blood-red flowers, whose enduring image reaches […]

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WAR COMPOSERS: George Butterworth

George Butterworth was part of a group of young English composers who were making names for themselves during the Edwardian era. English classical music had languished since the 18th century, but by the 1880s there was a new movement that would produce such creative geniuses as Elgar, Vaughan Williams, and Holst. AN ENGLISH RENAISSANCE Many saw Butterworth as one of English music’s great hopes. He […]

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After Culloden: from rebels to Redcoats

Robbie MacNiven explores the fate of the Scots who survived Culloden. On a bitterly cold April afternoon in 1746, on moorland just east of the town of Inverness, the power of Scotland’s Highland clans was forever broken. The Battle of Culloden Moor marked not just the final defeat of Charles Edward Stuart and his Jacobite […]

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REVIEW: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight has conducted thousands of flypasts at events up and down the country, taking part in over 100 airshows per year. The Flight was formed in 1957 to commemorate the RAF’s defence of Britain against the Luftwaffe in 1940. It subsequently became a memorial to those who lost their lives […]

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