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Save Hougomont at the Battlefield of Waterloo by Richard Holmes

Leading military historian Richard Holmes describes the struggle for Hougoumont during the Battle of Waterloo, and explains why the historic farm-complex, now under threat of collapse, must be preserved.   The Duke of Wellington maintained that it was as difficult to write the history of a battle as the history of a ball. The inherent […]

10 Major Developments of Japanese Warfare

The Sengoku Period, or Warring States Period, was a time of social upheaval and constant military conflict from the middle of the 15th century to the beginning of the 17th century.

American Civil War viewpoints: The American Civil War made us what we are

On the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, Ken Burns writes that it was American Civil War that made America what it is today. ‘Before the war, in speaking about our country, we said “The United States are” – plural. We saw ourselves as a union, a stitched-together collection of states, a “many” thing. After […]

6 Spitfire Adaptations – Images of the Spitfire during WWII

1. Spitfires were used as reconnaissance aircraft, as here, where a camera is being loaded before a mission. 2. Later marks of Spitfire were sometimes given specially designed wings – Bs, Cs, or Es – capable of mounting cannon. 3. The Seafire Mark III was a Spitfire specially adapted for naval service on aircraft-carriers. 4. Spitfires saw […]

Closed: Flare Path

Military Times readers get top price tickets to Flare Path for just £35 (usually £50).

American Civil War viewpoints: It was British arms that sustained the Confederacy

It was 150 years ago on 12 April 1861, that the guns opened fire at Fort Sumter, marking the start of America’s bloodiest war. We have asked several notable writers to give their viewpoints on the American Civil War, starting with Peter Tsouras and his belief that it was British arms that sustained the Confederacy […]

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