Think of something appropriately witty for this photograph from our feature on Dutch Admiral Michiel de Ruyter, published in the September 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!
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.
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?
MHM August Quiz – win one of three copies of The Black Prince and the Capture of the King: Poitiers, 1356
Three lucky winners will receive a copy of The Black Prince and the Capture of the King: Poitiers, 1356. The Battle of Poitiers in 1356 is much less famous than Agincourt, but it was no less dramatic, and just as important in terms of the course of the Hundred Years War. The capture of King Jean brought France to the […]
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.
MHM Editor Neil Faulkner reviews Ken Burns’ new 18-hour blockbuster The Vietnam War, and compares it to three other great TV war documentaries of the last half-century. What was most shocking about Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War ? It wasn’t the atrocities. It wasn’t the Vietcong prisoner murdered in cold blood on the streets of Saigon. It wasn’t […]