Author: Military History Monthly


TOP FIVE: Vikings

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 […]


The Sherman Tank

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 […]


CHARITY PROMOTION: The Gallipoli Association

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 […]


Centenary Season

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 […]


Museum Guide

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 […]


MHM 55 – April 2015

The April issue of Military History Monthly, the British military history magazine, is on sale today.


[Competition Closed] MHM Quiz: Win a selection of Oxford University Press military history books!

This month we have a number of fantastic prizes to be won, courtesy of Oxford University Press: The winner will receive £150-worth of Oxford University Press history books of their choice Three runners-up will each receive a copy of the celebrated Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War by Sir Hew Strachan. The Oxford History list has a superb selection of prominent […]


[Competition Closed] MHM 55 Caption Competition

Think of something appropriately witty for this picture and leave your caption as a comment below. The best caption will be judged by the editorial team and published in the next issue of Military History Monthly! This month’s image comes from the War on Film article in issue 55 of the magazine, which reviews the 2014 […]

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[Competition Closed] Win one of SIX copies of ‘1914: First Blood’

This month, we have SIX copies of 1914: First Blood – A Tommy Gunn Adventure  by John Hughes-Wilson to be won!   Daring, bravery and front-line action on the battlefields of France This thrilling novel about front-line action in World War I highlights the adventures of Lieutenant T.O.M. ‘Tommy’ Gunn, a young infantry lieutenant in the Sherwood […]


TOP FIVE: Gladiators

MHM introduces the most fearsome warriors of the Roman arena. 5. Marcus Attilius Free-Born fighter Type of fighter: murmillo  Attilius was a free-born Roman, who most likely volunteered himself for gladiatorial combat as a way of freeing himself from debt. As a rookie, he defeated the gladiator veteran and champion of Emperor Nero, Hilarus, a respected fighter who had 13 wreaths to his […]

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