Memorial to Spitfire secures funding

The Spitfire was designed by Reginald Mitchell at the Supermarine factory in Southampton in the mid-1930s. A prototype flew from Eastleigh Aerodrome, now Southampton Airport, in March 1936.


War Athletes: François Faber and Octave Lapize

On 28 June 1914, the 12th annual Tour de France began in Paris with the blast of a starter’s pistol. The same day, another gun killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, setting in motion World War I.


[Competition Closed] MHM Competition: April Online Exclusive

We’re giving away three copies of Mastermind of Dunkirk and D-Day, courtesy of Casemate Publishing. Mastermind of Dunkirk and D-Day is the first modern biography of Bertram Ramsay, the man who planned the Dunkirk evacuation and the D-Day landings. Author Brian Izzard argues that, without this largely forgotten figure, the outcome of those momentous events […]


Back to the Drawing Board: the T-64 Tank

Although its ‘high-tech’ features, such as an auto-loader for the main armament and its ultra-compact multi-fuel engine, were superficially impressive, they proved to be complex to maintain and highly unreliable.

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