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Civil War find could be rare ‘witch bottle’

Filled with iron nails, the bottle was initially thought to have been placed there for storage. But Oliver Mueller-Heubach and Robert Hunter, staff members at WMCAR, have theorised that it is likely to be a rare ‘witch bottle’.

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Back to the Drawing Board: The Supermarine Nighthawk

One of the oddest inventions was the Supermarine Nighthawk, a massive twin-engine quadruplane night fighter designed to fly patrols of anything up to 18 hours at a time, with a fully-enclosed heated cockpit and even a small sleeping berth.

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MHM Competition: Online Exclusive

We’re giving away five DVD copies of Midway, courtesy of Lionsgate. From director Roland Emmerich comes the visually spectacular WWII epic Midway, released through digital download on 2nd March, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on 9th March. Based on true events and filled with high-impact action sequences, Midway is a must-own blockbuster […]

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War Athletes: Billy Fiske

The Chicago-born ‘slider’ became the youngest Olympic gold medallist ever as a 16-year-old at the 1928 Winter Olympics in St Moritz. Four years later, while serving as his country’s flag bearer, he piloted Team USA to another victory in Lake Placid.

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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.

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