Archaeologists at the site of an ancient battle in Germany say newly uncovered artefacts suggest many of those involved were not local men but came from further afield.
Author: Military History Matters
This issue, we’re giving away two limited-edition model tanks from Corgi’s new ‘Military Legends’ range. At the height of the Second World War in 1943, Winston Churchill demanded a new infantry support tank be developed to cross the battlefield. The result was the British Churchill infantry tank, which, although cumbersome in its appearance, was one […]
During the second half of the 17th century, France underwent a military transformation of such magnitude that in the space of a generation it overturned the supremacy of Spain to become the pre-eminent power in Europe.
They were thought to have been lost in the watery depths of the vast Pacific Ocean. But now, explorers have found two Japanese aircraft carriers sunk in battle during World War Two.
David Porter takes a look at everything that went wrong with the Bachem BA 349 ‘Natter’ (Viper)
The First World War created new experiences of pain and suffering, and had profound consequences for the shape of wars to come. But in one respect the Great War of 1914-1918 was curiously old-fashioned and traditional – and that was in the realms of spirituality, superstition, and religious faith.
How important are ‘decisive battles’ in the history of war? This is the central question addressed by Cathal Nolan in this magisterial survey of more than 2,000 years of military history.
In the Czech Republic, the statue of WWII Soviet military leader Ivan Konev is set to topple, following a decision by a Prague district assembly.
How did London communicate with the Resistance in Occupied Europe during the Second World War? A newly released archive of BBC documents has revealed that coded messages were often sent in regular radio bulletins.
There can be little doubt that the export of opium from India to China by, among others, the Honourable East India Company is hard to condone. Indeed, Mark Simner makes the point that the trade was always kept quiet in Britain and, to a lesser extent, China.