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REVIEW – Dresden: the fire and the darkness

Sinclair McKay’s well-researched, detailed, and all-embracing book is the first major study of the bombing of Dresden to be published for 15 years, and covers equally the pre-war history of the city – ‘The Florence of Germany’ – the horrors of the RAF and USAAF attacks, and the mainly Stalinist-style rebuilding prior to German reunification.

MHM June/July 2020

The June/July issue of Military History Matters, the British military history magazine, is now out now. With shops and newsagents closed due to the pandemic, the best way to access the magazine is to subscribe. Click here to find out more. To subscribe to the digital archive, click here. In this issue: ON THE COVER:The Battle of Berlin […]

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The Battle of Berlin

Germany lost the war long before May 1945. But Hitler refused to surrender, instead dragging the country into the abyss. Although there was a huge imbalance in force between Germans and Soviets, the Nazis maintained surprising advantages in equipment, experience, and tactics. We explore in-depth this apocalyptic showdown.

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Digital Listings from MHM

With the pandemic closing museums and galleries for the foreseeable future, Military History Matters has compiled a guide to some interesting websites you can check out from the comfort of your own home.


MHM Caption Competition: June 2020

Can you think of something appropriately witty for this image taken from our article on the Battle of Berlin, from the June/July issue of Military History Matters?


War of Words – ‘Hun’

‘Hun’ became an unflattering synonym for Germans during World War I, used by Britons to emphasise their enemy’s brutality.


MHM Competition: May 2020

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of 1917 on BluRay, courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed as ‘one of the most stirring films of the year’, 1917 is an unforgettable insight into the human experience against the shattering background of conflict.  At the height of the First World War, two young soldiers are […]

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