Author: Military History Matters


[Competition Closed] MHM 53 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!


Battlefield Tours

There are a select number of battlefield tours that every military history enthusiast should experience. Here we list nine of the finest, most reasonably priced worldwide tours available. BIRD BATTLEFIELD TOURS Bird Battlefield Tours is run and guided by military historians and authors, Tony and Nicky Bird. Nicky, for many years the V&A’s publisher, is a […]


MHM 53 – February 2015

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


Aerial Photography in WWI

  The original purpose of military aviation was reconnaissance. Initially, the pilot or observer simply noted down what he could see, and wrote up a report when he landed. During early 1915, the British followed the French in starting to use cameras to photograph the German front. In the earliest scout planes, an observer leant over the side holding a […]


Centenary Season

MHM’s Centenary Season continues this month with a wide variety of events, exhibitions, and family activities. From a new display at the Royal Artillery Museum, to a photography exhibit at the Tate Modern tracing 150 years of conflict, there is plenty coming up to keep the history enthusiast busy. NATIONAL HISTORIC SHIPS UK First World […]


The Dutch War of Independence

When the war began in 1566, Imperial Spain was the world’s greatest superpower. By the time it ended, in 1609, ‘the Spanish century’ was over.  The Dutch War of Independence was the defining conflict of its era. It secured the triumph of the Reformation in north-west Europe, and along the way reconfigured the geopolitics of the Continent. It also produced one […]


‘Conflict, Time, Photography’ at Tate Modern

Tickets now on sale. TEL: 020 7887 8888 WEB: OPENING TIMES: 26 November 2014 – 15 March 2015 Conflict, Time, Photography traces a diverse and poignant journey through over 150 years of conflict around the world. The works are ordered according to how long after the event they were created from moments, days and weeks to decades […]


Book Guide

With Christmas just around the corner, MHM lists the top military history titles available to buy for Christmas.


TOP FIVE: Medieval Weapons

MHM looks at five of the most fearsome hand-to-hand weapons of the Medieval era. 5. LONGSWORD FAVOURED BY: European knights The longsword first emerged as a distinctive type of Late Medieval sword in the 14th century, in the earlier phases of the Hundred Years War. It remained in use as a weapon of war intended for wielders wearing full plate […]


MHM 52 – January 2015

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