Black’s ‘shotgun’ approach takes us from Thucydides to Vergennes via Clausewitz, Napoleon, and Hitler, as he attempts to blend incisive historical insight with contemporary practice.
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.
Ordinarily, a gunboat was a lesser craft, mounting just a few guns. They were particularly useful in shallow waters that larger warships could not navigate.
Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls and archaeologists at Staffordshire University investigated the living conditions of inmates at the camp of Sylt on the island of Alderney.
Written by Private Arthur Edward Diggens, the diary was found in a Midlands barn and contains astonishing insights into the author’s experiences.
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.
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?
‘Hun’ became an unflattering synonym for Germans during World War I, used by Britons to emphasise their enemy’s brutality.
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 […]
The relic was removed by engineers from the country’s armed forces in Medellin, a province on the northwestern tip of the island of Cebu.