Author: Military History Matters

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American Air Museum at Duxford granted listed status

During the Second World War, Duxford was both an RAF and a United States Army Air Force station, playing an important role in the Battle of Britain. Many of its original structures remain intact and are themselves listed.

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REVIEW – SAS: Band of Brothers

Yet, from the outset, this is a history with a difference. Set in the aftermath of D-Day, it concerns SABU-70, a 12-man SAS raiding party.

MHM February/March 2021

The February/March 2021 issue of Military History Matters, the British military history magazine, is out now. The best way to access the magazine is to subscribe. Click here to find out more. To subscribe to the digital archive, click here. In this issue: ON THE COVERBreaking the line Between the battles of Quiberon Bay (1759) and Trafalgar (1805), developments in […]

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‘Breaking the line’

Neither Admirals Rodney or Howe were paragons of virtue. But they were both personally brave, adept tacticians, and, despite their flaws, effective leaders. With their victories, both men made a major contribution to the development of the Navy, and helped their country achieve global supremacy on the seas.

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MHM Competition: February/March

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of Bluebottle Goes to War, courtesy of Uniform. Bluebottle Goes to War tells the story of Peter Sellers’ years in Royal Air Force Entertainment Units, known as ‘Gang Shows’, during the Second World War. One of the biggest stars of the 1960s and ’70s, Sellers’ career began with […]

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MHM Caption Competition: February 2021

Can you think of something appropriately witty for this image taken from our article on Rodney, Howe, and the rise of British seapower, from the February/March 2021 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 […]

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Back to the Drawing Board: Vasa

Although Vasa was designed and built by an experienced Dutch shipbuilder, Henrik Hybertsson, she was larger than any vessel he had previously worked on.

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