Author: Military History Matters

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Auntie’s Secret Resistance Messages

How did London communicate with the Resistance in Occupied Europe during the Second World War? A newly released archive of BBC documents has revealed that coded messages were often sent in regular radio bulletins.

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Viking Surge

The very word ‘Viking’ conjures up images of fearsome longships, merciless invasions, and slaughtered victims. But were the Vikings unique in their savagery, or were they instead products of an era in which all those who wished to conquer did so without taking any prisoners?

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Hurricane restored by volunteers

It perished in the freezing wastes of Arctic Russia on 20 June 1942. Now, thanks to a 20-year volunteer project, it has been fully restored and put on display at the Brooklands Museum at Weybridge in Surrey.

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MHM Caption Competition: November 2019

Can you think of something appropriately witty for this image taken from our War Reporters article about William Beach Thomas, featured in the November issue of the magazine? Leave your caption as a comment beneath the article.

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MHM Competition: November 2019

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of Roman Soldier, courtesy of Haynes Publishing. The history of the Roman Empire and its military prowess resounds through the ages. At its height the empire covered five million square kilometres and held sway over 70 million people. How did a small city state in Latium achieve such […]

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Worcester battlefield located by archaeologists

It was the last battle of the British Civil Wars – a final clash between 28,000 men of Cromwell’s New Model Army and 16,000 Royalists, most of them Scots, under Charles Stuart, son of the executed king. Only now, however, has the actual battle site been confirmed by archaeological discoveries.

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The Battle of the Ardennes

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Ardennes, which took place in the Wallonia region of Belgium. To mark this date, Wallonia Belgium Tourism examine the build up to the German offensive, and the Battle’s opening manoeuvre.

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