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War of Words – ‘Spartan’

The Spartans were well-known for their frugality, living simply with a minimum of comforts, and ‘spartan’ acquired the sense of extreme simplicity in lifestyle.


REVIEW – Britain’s War: A New World, 1942 – 1947

Like the first volume, Britain’s War is not a military history, although the great battles of the war are described in some detail. It is not a political history either, though there is much analysis of political arguments. Nor is it an economic history, although it includes much economics.

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BEHIND THE IMAGE: D-Day in colour

This image, Into the Jaws of Death, is one of the most famous of the Second World War. It was taken by US Coast Guard photographer Robert F. Sargent early in the morning of 6 June 1944, as Allied soldiers at Omaha Beach began their attack on Nazi-occupied Europe.

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War Athletes: Anthony Wilding

Handsome and charming, Wilding embraced a life full of adventure that also involved racing motorcycles across both hemispheres.


MHM Caption Competition: August 2020

Can you think of something appropriately witty for this image taken from our article on the Long Range Desert Group, from the August/September issue of Military History Matters? Leave your caption as a comment below.


MHM Competition: July/August

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of RAF 100: The Official Story, courtesy of Welbeck Publishing. RAF 100: The Official Story is the most up-to-date history of the oldest air force in the world. From its genesis in the horrors of the First World War, when pilots flew in craft made of little more […]

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