Author: Seema Syeda

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Interview: Mark Bowden on Vietnam

‘Easily the bloodiest single battle fought in the war.’ Mark Bowden, the journalist and acclaimed author of Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo, talks about his new book Hué 1968.

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Lee and Jackson

What is the role of the individual in history? The collaboration between Robert E Lee and Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson changed the course of the American Civil War. Before Lee’s appointment, and his choice of Jackson as second-in-command, the conflict would likely have ended in 1862. We look back at one of history’s great military partnerships.

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MHM 89 – February 2018

The February issue of Military History Monthly, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. In this issue: ON THE COVER: SPARTAN LAST STAND  American military historian Fred Chiaventone recounts the Spartan defence of the Hot Gates at Thermopylae, 480 BC. SPECIAL: LEE AND JACKSON This month, our 15-page special looks at the partnership between two […]

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[Competition Closed] MHM 89 Quiz: win a copy of Thud Pilot!

This month, three lucky winners have the chance to win a copy of Thud Pilot: a pilot’s account of early F-105 combat in Vietnam. Thud Pilot: a pilot’s account of early F-105 combat in Vietnam is the personal memoir of a pilot who flew the F-105 Thunderchief in the dangerous skies over North Vietnam. In the […]

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[Competition Closed] MHM 89 Caption Competition

Think of something appropriately witty for this picture, taken from our special feature on Generals Lee and Jackson (MHM 89), 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!

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Pigeons at Passchendaele

Gervase Phillips reports on the vital role of the ‘pigeon post’ amid Passchendaele’s waterlogged crater-fields. For Major Alec Waley, the commanding officer of the British Expeditionary Force’s Carrier Pigeon Service, 31 July 1917 was a peculiarly tense day, but ultimately a very satisfying one. It was the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres […]

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Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: 1914-1918

As the years draw on, the events of the First World War slowly fade from living memory. Scattered across the globe, the battlefields – once witness to the carnage of industrialised slaughter – today rest in relative peace.

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The Vietnam War

The war devastated Vietnam and tore America apart. As the body bags returned home in their thousands, US generals – who once believed victory was assured – started to wonder how best to admit defeat and withdraw. Over 50 years after it began, MHM looks back on the Vietnam War.

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MHM 88 – January 2018

The January issue of Military History Monthly, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. In this issue: THE VIETNAM WAR The war tore America apart and devastated Vietnam. Its brutality was broadcast across the globe, and the widespread use of chemical weapons against a civilian population caused public outrage. As the body bags returned home […]

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