Author: Seema Syeda

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MHM August Caption Competition – Winners Announced!

We asked you to think of something appropriately witty for this image from our feature on the Bombay Grenadiers at Maiwand, published in the August issue of Military History Matters. Here are the winners! WINNER “Join the army, they said! Get your own gun, no strings attached!” — Sarah Coleshill RUNNERS-UP “One wrong move and the puppy […]

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[Competition Closed] MHM August Quiz

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of Arms and Armour of the English Civil Wars. The English Civil Wars tore families and friendships apart, setting father against son and brother against brother. Raging across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the conflict was the greatest political upheaval in the British Isles in 600 years, and […]

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MHM August 2019

The August issue of Military History Matters, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. To subscribe to the magazine, click here. To subscribe to the digital archive, click here. In this issue: Special: Arnhem, 1944 It was Europe’s largest ever airborne assault, but, after just nine days, it had spectacularly failed. Losses were heavy on both sides, […]

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Operation Market Garden

The world’s largest ever airborne operation was launched during September 1944, with less than a week of planning. This was one of many ingredients in what, for the Allies, would become a major strategic setback. What went wrong?

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MHM July Caption Competition – Winners Announced!

We asked you to think of something appropriately witty for this image from our feature on Barbarossa, published in the July issue of Military History Matters. Here are the winners! WINNER “Barbarossa strikes a pose and proudly shows off his latest creation: the Holy doughnut.” — Christopher Warner RUNNERS-UP “That Barbarossa always knows how to accessorize! Where […]

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[Competition Closed] MHM July Quiz – win 24 Hours at Balaclava!

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of 24 Hours at Balaclava, courtesy of the History Press. At the Battle of Balaclava, the British squandered a near victory against Russia by recklessly sending 664 British light cavalry spurring down the ‘Valley of Death’, as immortalised by Alfred Lord Tennyson’s famous poem. Half the British cavalry […]

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Julius Caesar: Europe’s greatest military commander?

The story of Julius Caesar’s military career is that of a special relationship between a brilliant commander and an elite fighting force. Caesar was a skilled politician and a master of military engineering. Highly drilled, heavily armoured, and tightly disciplined, the legions of the Late Republic were superb instruments of war. We analyse how Caesar used them to devastating effect.

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MHM July 2019

The July issue of Military History Matters, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. To subscribe to the magazine, click here. To subscribe to the digital archive, click here. In this issue: On the Cover: Capturing the USS President The USS President was the pride of the US fleet during the War of 1812. Robbie MacNiven recalls […]

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War Reporters: William Howard Russell

Seema Syeda on battlefield scoops throughout the ages. William Howard Russell was one of the most prolific and revolutionary journalists of his time. Best known for his reporting on the Crimean War, he narrated the events of the ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’, and Tennyson wrote his celebrated poem of the same name – now […]

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MHM June Caption Competition – Winners Announced!

We asked you to think of something appropriately witty for this image from our feature on the rise of Japanese Militarism, published in the June issue of Military History Matters. We are delighted to announce the winners. WINNER ‘They stole our rice wine. Get it back for God’s ‘sake.’’ — Les Quilter RUNNERS-UP Strenuous efforts were made […]

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