OCTOBER 1917 Patrick Mercer uses the first-hand account of a renowned junior officer to report on a grim regimental battle fought in the mud of Broodseinde a century ago. Along with Mons and the Somme, Passchendaele is one of the best-known battles of the First World War. The images of mud, blood, and gore are […]
Author: Military History Monthly
The old 6th Regiment of Foot began life in 1674 as a unit of émigré English troops in Dutch service. During the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685, they came to Britain and fought under James II before being brought onto William III’s establishment and fighting at the Boyne in 1690 and bloody Aughrim in 1691. In […]
This month, three lucky readers have the chance to win a copy of Implacable Foes by Waldo Heinrichs and Marc Gallicchio, courtesy of Oxford University Press. On 8 May 1945, VE Day marked the demise of Nazi Germany. But for the Allies, the war was only half-won. Exhausted American soldiers, ready to return home, were […]
Martin Marix Evans explores the muddy terrain of the Third Battle of Ypres, the effects it had on the action, and what can be found there today.
MHM has curated a list of 2016’s best military history titles: the nominees for the inaugural Military History Monthly book awards. Our selection includes some of the best-researched, most-insightful, and most-readable titles reviewed and featured in the magazine over the last year. But we need your help to select the winners! We have two categories. Our […]
This month, you could be one of three lucky readers to win the beautifully designed board game Dazzleship Battleships, courtesy of Laurence King Publishing. This game is based on one of the most unconventional ideas to have ever come out of international warfare: dazzleships. Inspired by the shock and awe of Cubism and Vorticism, the dazzleships […]
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The RAF Museum Cosford will host a talk about Roald Dahl, presented by historian and former RAF pilot Graham Laurie on Saturday 10 September 2016. ‘Roald Dahl’s War’ will cover the writer’s life in the RAF and his subsequent rise to literary stardom. Graham will examine Roald Dahl’s career as he went from employee of the oil company Shell, […]
Robert Gretzyngier’s account of the Poles who fought for the RAF so gallantly during the Battle of Britain both amazes and captivates the reader. It includes personal and moving accounts from and about the airmen who fought and died for Britain during the Second World War. This day-by-day coverage begins with the journey of the […]
Scone Palace will remember King Robert the Bruce by hosting a ‘History and Heritage’ day on Sunday 28 August in the palace’s grounds and gardens. The Strathleven Artizans, a Scottish historical group, will lead a day of activities, including dramatisations of Robert the Bruce being crowned King of Scotland, and some dramatic battle re-enactments for visitors to […]