Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope Andrew Browne Cunningham described by his biographer, John Winton, as ‘the greatest admiral since Nelson’, was born in 1883. He entered the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1897, and during the First World War commanded three destroyers with verve and distinction, earning himself a DSO and […]
A new generation of historians is challenging the old perception of the First World War as pointless carnage. As against the image conjured by war poets, radical historians, and much popular literature, the ‘revisionists’ argue that battles like the Somme represent ‘a necessary sacrifice’. The revisionist argument 1. The ‘lions led by donkeys’ stereotypes of […]
So now we know. After the months of bickering, inter-service infighting, and leaks, the strategic defence and security has finally been unveiled
Military archaeologist Keith Robinson takes a look at one of the lesser-known military museums of Britain, The Muckleburgh Collection in Norfolk. Driving westwards from Sheringham, along the north Norfolk coast, the road winds around the hilly deposits formed during the retreat of the last Ice Age. Such deposits are the delight of both naturalists and […]
Free with the latest issue of Military Times on sale today, we are giving away a free extract from Nial Edworthy’s Main Battle Tank It is the first book join the Military Times Book Club, and we would like to invite you to pick up a copy and let us know what you think about […]
It is time our leaders acknowledged that military involvement in Afghanistan has done more to undermine Britain’s standing in the world than enhance it.
The origins of the ‘Breaking the Line’ tactic are cloaked in ambiguity; its true pioneer hotly contended. Military Times traces the life and naval career of one possible contender, Admiral George Brydges Rodney.
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From the start, what little order there was went awry. As pillaging Afghans moved into the emptying cantonment, panic ran through the straggling camp-followers, causing a stampede and the abandonment much of the stores.
The invaders of Afghanistan find themselves waging a war against an enemy who is never there.