The ballots have been cast, the votes have been counted, and we are delighted to announce the winners of the MHM Book Awards.
Author: Military History Matters
Fiennes had picked his moment well. Ever since the dramatic Iranian Embassy Siege of 1980, the press, and to some degree the public, have been obsessed by the idea of special forces.
Although its ‘high-tech’ features, such as an auto-loader for the main armament and its ultra-compact multi-fuel engine, were superficially impressive, they proved to be complex to maintain and highly unreliable.
But there is a clear difference between soldiers who fight for their own national army – or, it may be, their own tribe or religion or ideology – and those prepared to fight for anyone willing to pay.
A new study has revealed that World War I helmets provided as much protection from shockwaves as their modern counterparts.
Thought to belong to an Iron Age warrior buried over 2,000 years ago, the site includes weapons such as a sword in a highly decorated scabbard, as well as a spear.
Anderson, an American history professor who has taught about the war for 20 years – ‘a Southerner teaching in South Carolina’, he tells us – has written a different sort of book.
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 […]
Plans have been approved for a museum at the family home of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, who was behind the evacuation of Dunkirk in June 1940.
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 […]