The site of a Royalist garrison in Nottinghamshire, Shelford Manor was besieged by Parliamentary forces on 3 November 1645.
Holland has written a series of nine excellent campaign histories over the last few years, looking at fighting World War II in a new light.
This issue, we’re giving away three copies of Bluebottle Goes to War, courtesy of Uniform. Bluebottle Goes to War tells the story of Peter Sellers’ years in Royal Air Force Entertainment Units, known as ‘Gang Shows’, during the Second World War. One of the biggest stars of the 1960s and ’70s, Sellers’ career began with […]
Although the machines were once produced in high quantities, they are today extremely rare, with only a few surviving intact in German museums.
Can you think of something appropriately witty for this image taken from our article on Rodney, Howe, and the rise of British seapower, from the February/March 2021 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 […]
Although Vasa was designed and built by an experienced Dutch shipbuilder, Henrik Hybertsson, she was larger than any vessel he had previously worked on.
In his poem ‘Dulce et decorum est’, Wilfred Owen reflects upon his experiences in World War One to capture the horrors of trench warfare. The haunting imagery describes an especially chilling glimpse of those afflicted by poison gas – men such as Welsh rugby star ‘Clem’ Lewis.
As they enjoy their sparse meal at Beaumont-Hamel on 25 December 1916, the men seem indifferent to a fellow soldier’s grave just inches away.
Because of the unrelenting ferocity of trench warfare, the term has also come to mean a fierce, grinding contest of a non-military nature. ‘This … law was … struck down after years of expensive trench warfare in the courts,’ went one recent example.
Penned by former RAF Navigator and Gulf War veteran John Nichol, Lancaster is one of the most enthralling aviation history books I have read. But its succinct title does not do it justice. Its pages narrate not only the history of the legendary bomber but also of those who flew her.