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Competition Closed: MT Quiz: Win a copy of Tower, by Nigel Jones

Take the Military Times quiz for your chance to win one of FIVE signed copies of Nigel Jones’ Tower. Castle, royal palace, prison, torture chamber, execution site, zoo, mint, treasure house, armoury, record office, observatory, and the most visited tourist attraction in the country, the Tower of London has been all these things and more. No building […]

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The Spruce Goose – Back to the drawing board

Howard Hughes surely defined the word eccentric. One of the richest men in the world, he was famous for his maverick movie-making, addiction to drugs, and love of beautiful actresses. On one occasion, he became obsessed with designing a complicated cantilevered bra for one of the stars in his movie The Outlaw. He was also an accomplished aviator and innovative aircraft […]

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Don McCullin: The Battle of Hue, February 1968

Photojournalist Don McCullin’s images of war brought the grim reality onto Sunday breakfast tables for two decades . Especially famous are the photos he took of US marines fighting on the front-line in the Battle of Hue in February 1968.  Hue is remembered as one of the toughest battles of the Vietnam war. Below is […]

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The Battle of Fontenoy, 11 May 1745

The War of the Austrian Succession found the British Army run down and neglected, its proud military traditions grown sclerotic. Yet in May 1745, at Fontenoy in Belgium, 15000 British redcoats mounted a doomed assault every bit as courageous as Pickett’s charge at Gettysburg The ‘mousetrap’: the Battle of Dettingen, 27 June 1743. George II […]

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Spies in the Sky by Taylor Downing

Military Times Promotion SPIES IN THE SKY is the thrilling, little known story of the partner organisation to the famous code-breaking centre at Bletchley Park. It is the story of the daring reconnaissance pilots who took aerial photographs over Occupied Europe during the most dangerous days of the Second World War, and of the photo […]

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Falling Standards

Mark Corby laments the degraded condition of the British Army. As a direct result of the Iraq and Afghan insurgencies, it appears that all is not well with the British Army. Firstly, the frankly mawkish attitude to casualties has shocked earlier generations. Whilst every casualty is a personal tragedy for those involved, 378 dead in […]

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The Davy Crockett – Back to the drawing board

  Few weapons in this series have been sent back to the drawing board because of their efficiency. This page is usually occupied by a terrible concept doomed from the start or a wacky idea that might just have worked but for a crucial, disastrous oversight at the last minute. But for the Davy Crockett […]

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Don McCullin – Biography

Don McCullin is an internationally famous photojournalist. He was born in 1935 in Finsbury Park in London, but left school at 15 without qualifications. During National Service in the RAF, he became a photographer. He later bought his own camera, but his mother had to buy it back after he pawned it. This was the camera […]

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Victory Jive

Don’t miss the National Army Museum’s stylish summer swing dance this weekend. With only a couple of days left, sure to get your ticket to this authentic ’40s dance night,set to burst with Big Band Swing, fancy footwork and serious style. It’s a night of hot steps and high glamour as guests don their finest […]

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