But there is a clear difference between soldiers who fight for their own national army – or, it may be, their own tribe or religion or ideology – and those prepared to fight for anyone willing to pay.
Author: Military History Matters
A new study has revealed that World War I helmets provided as much protection from shockwaves as their modern counterparts.
Thought to belong to an Iron Age warrior buried over 2,000 years ago, the site includes weapons such as a sword in a highly decorated scabbard, as well as a spear.
Anderson, an American history professor who has taught about the war for 20 years – ‘a Southerner teaching in South Carolina’, he tells us – has written a different sort of book.
This issue, we’re giving away three copies of Victory in Europe, courtesy of Welbeck Publishing. Endorsed by the Imperial War Museum and published to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Victory in Europe is a graphic account of the storming and taking of Hitler’s Festung Europa by the Allies in the last 11 months […]
Plans have been approved for a museum at the family home of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, who was behind the evacuation of Dunkirk in June 1940.
The April 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: ON THE COVER: Balaklava in perspective The Charge of the Light Brigade is a military myth. It happened, of course, but it has become embedded […]
Balaklava is one of the most famous battles in British history. Yet it cannot really be compared with, say, Hastings, Waterloo, or the Somme, all of which were large-scale struggles with great issues at stake. Balaklava is an altogether different matter. In this month’s issue, we examine why the battle acquired such notoriety.
Can you think of something appropriately witty for this image taken from our article on Dutch resistance, from the April issue of Military History Matters? Leave your caption as a comment below. The best caption will be judged by the editorial team and published online! Winners will be announced in early May. Good luck!
Roberts begins with a personal hero, Napoleon Bonaparte. There seemed to be an array of qualities that made the general great, including meticulous planning, steady nerves, superb timing, good speeches, and respect for the men who served under him.