Author: Seema Syeda

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RAF Museum London: into the future

Seema Syeda reviews the newly remodelled RAF Museum. Museums, I thought in a rather prosaic way as I sat underneath the bomb bay of an Avro Vulcan B2 in the RAF Museum’s Hangar 5, usually chronicle the events of the past. Meandering through the corridors of the British Museum, for instance, gazing at the ossified warriors […]

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Revolutionising naval warfare in the Dutch Golden Age

How did Michiel de Ruyter transform war at sea? Gone were the chaotic close-quarter mêlées, galleys, and archers. In came tight discipline, strategic formations, and the man–o’–war. We revisit the swashbuckling era of 17th-century naval conflict, when the Dutch – not the British – ruled the waves.

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MHM September 2018

The September issue of MHM, 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: De Ruyter: the Dutch Nelson? Our special this time revisits the swashbuckling era of 17th-century naval warfare, when the Dutch – not the British – ruled the […]

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Women at War: Simone de Beauvoir

Born in Paris in 1908, Simone de Beauvoir belonged to that unlucky generation which lived through both World Wars. She was also one of the 20th century’s seminal thinkers.

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Winner Announced – MHM 95 Caption Competition

Last month, we asked you to think of something appropriately witty for this photograph from our feature on John Brown and the theory of slave revolt, published in this month’s issue of Military History Monthly.  WINNER We are delighted to announce that the winner of this month’s caption competition is David Parkin, with ‘Stop lads! He […]

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WWI: Pershing on the Western Front

No general in American history held the kind of absolute power General Pershing wielded. With complete backing from President Woodrow Wilson and Secretary of War Newton D Baker, Pershing could shape the American Expeditionary Force, due to deploy on the Western Front of the First World War, as he saw fit. But how successful was his military strategy?

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MHM August 2018

The August issue of MHM, 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: Pershing and the Americans on the Western Front This issue, our special feature focuses on the arrival of US troops on the Western Front of the First […]

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Marlborough and Eugene

The late Richard Holmes considered Marlborough to be Britain’s greatest general. He was probably right. But, like many great commanders, Marlborough was paired with a man of comparable calibre: Prince Eugene of Savoy. So outstanding were Eugene’s talents that Napoleon listed him among history’s top seven generals. Together, the two men shaped a continent.

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MHM July 2018

The July issue of MHM, 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: Marlborough and Eugene This issue’s special feature explores a military partnership that reshaped the European continent: that between the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy. […]

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The Vietnam War

MHM Editor Neil Faulkner reviews Ken Burns’ new 18-hour blockbuster The Vietnam War, and compares it to three other great TV war documentaries of the last half-century. What was most shocking about Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War ? It wasn’t the atrocities. It wasn’t the Vietcong prisoner murdered in cold blood on the streets of Saigon. It wasn’t […]

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