Black’s ‘shotgun’ approach takes us from Thucydides to Vergennes via Clausewitz, Napoleon, and Hitler, as he attempts to blend incisive historical insight with contemporary practice.
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Sinclair McKay’s well-researched, detailed, and all-embracing book is the first major study of the bombing of Dresden to be published for 15 years, and covers equally the pre-war history of the city – ‘The Florence of Germany’ – the horrors of the RAF and USAAF attacks, and the mainly Stalinist-style rebuilding prior to German reunification.
Ordinarily, a gunboat was a lesser craft, mounting just a few guns. They were particularly useful in shallow waters that larger warships could not navigate.
Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls and archaeologists at Staffordshire University investigated the living conditions of inmates at the camp of Sylt on the island of Alderney.
Written by Private Arthur Edward Diggens, the diary was found in a Midlands barn and contains astonishing insights into the author’s experiences.
The June/July issue of Military History Matters, the British military history magazine, is now out now. With shops and newsagents closed due to the pandemic, the best way to access the magazine is to subscribe. Click here to find out more. To subscribe to the digital archive, click here. In this issue: ON THE COVER:The Battle of Berlin […]
Germany lost the war long before May 1945. But Hitler refused to surrender, instead dragging the country into the abyss. Although there was a huge imbalance in force between Germans and Soviets, the Nazis maintained surprising advantages in equipment, experience, and tactics. We explore in-depth this apocalyptic showdown.
With the pandemic closing museums and galleries for the foreseeable future, Military History Matters has compiled a guide to some interesting websites you can check out from the comfort of your own home.
Can you think of something appropriately witty for this image taken from our article on the Battle of Berlin, from the June/July issue of Military History Matters?
‘Hun’ became an unflattering synonym for Germans during World War I, used by Britons to emphasise their enemy’s brutality.