The YB-40 Gunship

When the USAAF’s Eighth Air Force arrived in Britain in mid-1942, it was confident that unescorted formations of B-17 Flying Fortresses could make precision daylight bombing raids without suffering serious losses.


REVIEW – The Irish Civil War: law, execution, and atrocity

Imagine this scene: soldiers bring out the body parts of executed men and place them outside their barracks; their loved ones arrive bringing coffins on carts and begin identifying the body parts and placing them in the coffins; all the while a military band plays dance music.


War on Film: 1917 reviewed

Just when you thought there was nothing else to say about the First World War after four years of commemorations, along comes 1917 – a hugely imaginative, totally immersive story set on the Western Front.


[Competition Closed] MHM Competition: February 2020

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of Shooting Vietnam, courtesy of Pen and Sword. What was it like to be a military combat photographer in the most photographed war in history — the Vietnam War? Shooting Vietnam gives you the first-hand accounts and the countless photographs of those who experienced the war through the […]


Location of Viking clash pinpointed by archaeologists

The location of the battle that supposedly ‘brought England into existence’ was always going to be hotly disputed. But archaeologists now claim the site of the Battle of Brunanburh has been definitively established.


REVIEW – The Dawn of the Drone

The shock of the early Zeppelin raids initiated a host of unconventional countermeasures, including Professor Archibald Low’s project for a small radio-controlled pilotless aircraft carrying a 40kg command-detonated explosive charge.


Nelson’s Trafalgar sketch discovered in scrapbook

All great military tacticians plan their campaigns carefully, but only very rarely do those plans survive. Now a sketch showing Admiral Lord Nelson’s proposed route to victory at the Battle of Trafalgar has been discovered.


MHM Caption Competition: January 2020 – Winners Announced!

We asked you to think of something appropriately witty for this image taken from our special on General George Washington, featured in the January issue of Military History Matters. Here are the winners: WINNER “Nobody gets fed until my Yo-Yo is returned.” — Ken Wilkinson RUNNERS-UP “There was a clear winner in the ‘Spot the […]

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