Last month, we asked you to think of something appropriately witty for this image from our feature on Dutch Admiral Michiel de Ruyter, published in the September issue of Military History Monthly. We are delighted to announce this month’s winners. WINNER ‘Posing with the world’s largest cigar made Michiel feel very important indeed.’ – Sebastian Wetherall RUNNERS UP: ‘De […]
Author: Seema Syeda
Patrick Boniface on the deaths in combat of regal warriors. The door clicked shut behind him. HRH The Duke of Kent had left the warmth and comfort of his family home in Buckinghamshire. From within, his wife Princess Marina of Greece and his three young children, Edward, Alexandra, and Michael, all watched as he […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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.