War of Words – ‘Hun’

‘Hun’ became an unflattering synonym for Germans during World War I, used by Britons to emphasise their enemy’s brutality.


[Competition Closed] MHM Competition: May 2020

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of 1917 on BluRay, courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed as ‘one of the most stirring films of the year’, 1917 is an unforgettable insight into the human experience against the shattering background of conflict.  At the height of the First World War, two young soldiers are […]


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 […]