Author: Seema Syeda

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MHM December Caption Competition

Think of something appropriately witty for this image from our feature on Anglo-Saxons, published in the December issue of Military History Monthly. Leave your caption as a comment below. The best caption will be judged by the editorial team and published online!

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6th Armored Infantry Regiment at Monte Porchia, 1944

Patrick Mercer recalls a gruelling mountain assault by one of America’s most illustrious infantry units. My father fought throughout the Italian campaign and I can remember him saying to me, ‘It is the side which is less frightened who wins.’ That is why I have chosen to base this article on Lloyd M Wells’s book […]

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The Hundred Days Offensive – Whose Victory?

A century ago, between 8 August and 11 November 1918, after four years of trench stalemate, the Allied armies on the Western Front went onto the offensive, broke through the enemy line, and maintained their advance for three months until the German Army had been brought to final defeat. How was it done? Debate has raged ever since about the combination of factors that delivered Allied victory in the autumn of 1918.

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MHM November Caption Competition – Winner Announced!

  Last month, we asked you to think of something appropriately witty for this image from our feature on Roland at Roncesvalles, published in the November issue of Military History Monthly. We are delighted to announce the winners. WINNER ‘Charlemagne was really enjoying the new Van de Graaff generator he received for Christmas.’ — Francis Mulberry RUNNER […]

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MHM November 2018

The November 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: The legend of Roland at Roncesvalles, AD 778 Fred Chiaventone takes a closer look at the medieval Chanson de Roland and debunks the myths relating to Charlemagne’s […]

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In Pictures: William Kentridge’s The Head and the Load

William Kentridge’s The Head and the Load brings to light the experiences of 1.5 million African porters during the First World War. Seema Syeda reports. The past year has seen a whole raft of performance art, poignant memoir, and academic enquiry proliferate across the world stage in commemoration of the centenary of the end of the […]

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Battle Royal: Charles XII of Sweden

Patrick Boniface on the deaths in combat of regal warriors. On 17 June 1682, the Swedish Prince Charles, also known as Carl, became King of Sweden at the age of 15 following the death of his father, Charles XI. During his 36-year reign, Sweden would go on to lose between 10% and 20% of its population […]

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Great Explosions! 1500-1945

Since the 15th century, conventional explosives have been used in ever-increasing quantities against key targets. David Porter traces some of the most spectacular episodes in war on land, air, and sea.

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Stamford Bridge: the last Anglo-Saxon victory

The Battle of Hastings in 1066 was not only a seminal event in British history, it is also widely regarded as a turning point in military history: the moment when a ‘Dark Age’ way of war based on heavy infantry gave way to a ‘medieval’ way of war based on armoured cavalry. But was this really so? Shift the focus from Hastings, and events take on a new aspect.

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MHM October 2018

The October 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: TUNISIA 1943: A bigger victory than Stalingrad? Andrew Mulholland argues that Tunisia may have been a greater defeat for the Axis than Stalingrad. Not only was the […]

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