REVIEW – Chastise: the Dambusters story, 1943

Max Hastings, noted historian and journalist, is a titanic force in British history, with 27 books to his name – many of which cover conflict. In Chastise, he brings his expertise on warfare to bear on this critical episode in WWII history.


Defeating Hannibal

More than 2,000 years after his death, the name of Hannibal continues to resonate with modern audiences. Yet today, few recall the commander who finally vanquished him, ending the Second Punic War and making possible Rome’s emergence as a great imperial power. This was Scipio Africanus.


MHM March 2020

The March issue of Military History Matters, 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: ON THE COVER: Defeating Hannibal Shakespeare said that Julius Caesar was the ‘greatest Roman of them all’. Yet title of ‘greatest Roman’ could instead go […]


MHM Caption Competition: March 2020

Can you think of something appropriately witty for this image taken from our article on Defeating Hannibal, from the March issue of Military History Matters? Leave your caption as a comment below. The best caption will be judged by the editorial team and published online! Winners will be announced in early April. Good luck!


MHM Competition: March 2020

This issue, we’re giving away four copies ofKursk, 1943, courtesy of Casemate Illustrated. In the summer of 1943, the German army sought to cut off a large number of Soviet forces near Kursk. But after weeks of fierce fighting, the German units were slowly and systematically defeated. Never again would the Nazi war machine go […]

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