Author: Military History Matters

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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 […]

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MHM 55 – April 2015

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

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[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 […]

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[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 […]

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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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CONFLICT SCIENTISTS – Frank Whittle

Born: 1 June 1907, Earlsdon, Coventry Occupation: RAF Engineer Officer Awards: KBE (1948), CBE (1944), CB (1947), Louis E. Levy Medal (1956), Order of Merit (1986), Fellow of the Royal Society (1986), Honorary Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (1986), Commander of the Legion of Merit (1946) Died: 9 August 1996, Columbia, Maryland The Jet Engine Towards the end of […]

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Membership Guide

MHM highlights the benefits of becoming a member of military history societies.

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Events Guide

An MHM selection of some of the best events coming up over the next few months.   BATTLE PROMS This is the year to celebrate with the Battle Proms! The UK’s most popular picnic concert series celebrates a number of important historical milestones in 2015. As the Battle Proms takes much of its inspiration from the Napoleonic wars, which came […]

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MHM 54 – March 2015

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

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