Author: Military History Matters


MHM Competition: April 2020

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 […]


MHM April 2020

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.

101st Airborne, Dutch Resistance, Eindhoven, 1944 (replaced)

MHM Caption Competition: April 2020

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!

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