Why did the British fight the Third Battle of Ypres? MHM editor Neil Faulkner analyses the background to Haig’s offensive in Flanders in autumn 1917. The controversy has lasted a century. It will probably never be resolved. The Third Battle of Ypres – or ‘Passchendaele’ as it is popularly known – was bitterly contested at the […]
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A hundred years ago this summer, German aircraft opened a shocking aerial campaign against London. Whereas the much-feared Zeppelins had appeared furtively under the cloak of darkness, the Gotha bombers appeared brazenly in broad daylight. Ian Castle analyses the German air offensive against London in 1917-1918.
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 […]
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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