Author: Military History Monthly


Inside the Führerbunker

The Führerbunker was built beneath the New Reich Chancellery in Berlin. This subterranean complex was constructed in two phases, the first in 1936 and the second in 1943. It was the last of the Führerhauptquartiere (Führer Headquarters) to be used by Hitler. He took up residence in the Führerbunker in January 1945 and, up until the […]


The Tumbleweed Tank – Back to the drawing board

We and all nations have a sense that we have come to the turning-point of an age,’ said Adolf Hitler in a speech regarding the re-occupation of the Rhineland in 1936. Preparations for war were being made even as the horrors of the last war were still fresh in the mind. A storm was brewing. […]

Barbarossa and Oil

Barbarossa and Oil

Philip Andrews responds to Mark Corby’s analysis of the failure of Operation Barbarossa in MT 9.  The failure of Barbarossa is really quite straightforward: in the end, it all depended on petroleum. Moscow was not important to Stalin. He was quite prepared, and had indeed planned, to retreat with as much industry as possible behind the Urals, […]

Aerial Bombing Comparison Diagram

Your handy guide to aerial bombing. This illustration appeared in a british wartime publication around the time of the Baedecker Blitz