MHM reviews American Sniper, the 2014 release based on the memoirs of highly decorated Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who completed four tours of Iraq between 1999 and 2009.
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Taylor Downing reviews the 2014 film ‘Fury’, and discovers an instant classic in this unrelenting WWII tank thriller.
This photograph shows infantry from the British Royal Naval Division climbing out of the trenches as if for a charge at the Battle of Gallipoli during 1915. Every man grasps their rifle with bayonet fitted, ready for the kind of close-quarters encounter with the enemy that it was expected – wrongly – would decide the war. The hills in the background are […]
WALLIS: Biography Born: 26 September 1887, Ripley, Derbyshire Married: Molly Bloxam, 1925 Educated: Christ’s Hospital Aircraft designed: Vickers Wellington, R100 airship, Vickers Warwick, Vickers, Windsor. Bombs designed: Bouncing Bombs, Tallboy, Blockbuster Died: 30 October 1979, aged 92. In context: the bouncing bomb In 1939 at the outbreak of the Second World War, Great Britain was […]
MHM looks at some of the most formidable and fascinating Vikings. 5. Erik the Red Hot-headed Erik the Red made murder his business. After being exiled from Iceland in 982 for ‘some killings’, he and his wife moved to Haukadal, where he built a farm. Trouble seemed to follow Erik around, however, and after he killed two men who were […]
Building the Sherman Tank In 1940, in the light of the successful use of panzers in the European war, the US Army decided to start a rapid tank-building programme. Rather than adapting existing engineering plants, the President of Chrysler suggested constructing a brand new Tank Arsenal just outside Detroit, the home of the US car industry. Adopting the mass-production techniques used for making cars, this huge new […]
The Gallipoli and Dardanelles campaign of 1915-1916 was a British-led campaign for which the UK provided men from virtually every county in the land, including Ireland. Britain was supported by France and other countries of the then British Empire, such as Australia, New Zealand, India, and Newfoundland. Numerous veterans’ associations were formed in the years following the First World War but surprisingly no national association existed […]
MHM‘s Centenary Season continues with a selection of specialist military history events. From an in-depth look at the music of the First World War to a new exhibition on the role of hospital and troop ships, there is plenty coming up to keep the history enthusiast busy. CONFERENCE: DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY/IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM NORTH Conference on Internment during […]
With hundreds of military museums in the UK alone, how do you know which one will best suit your interests? Here, MHM has picked some of the best museums and exhibitions to visit this year, from hidden gems to long-established sites. IN FLANDERS FIELDS MUSEUM A ‘must see’ is the award-winning ‘In Flanders Fields Museum’ in the […]
The April issue of Military History Monthly, the British military history magazine, is on sale today.