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.
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.
Faces of a Queen: the Armada Portraits of Elizabeth, a free exhibition at the Queen’s House in Greenwich, opens on 13 February 2020 and runs until 31 August.
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.
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 […]
George Washington earned a place in the pantheon of leaders who led both militarily and politically through the storms of revolution. Combining a determination to destroy the status quo with exceptional tactical skill, the General transformed an insurgency into the first triumph of a new country. Our special this time surveys Washington’s military triumph at Yorktown.
The Battle of Midway is the subject of a new blockbuster, directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, and Luke Evans. But this is by no means the first time that the event has caught the eye of film-makers.
This month, we’re giving away two official books behind the Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning Netflix drama, The Crown, courtesy of Bonnier Books. The reign of Elizabeth II is the longest of any British monarch in history, overseeing decades of upheaval, both in Britain and around the world. She came to the throne as a […]
Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Johns’ book can, in essence, be divided into two distinct sections: his ‘junior’ and ‘senior’ officer days, and then his days shouldering the responsibilities of air rank, culminating in his appointment as Chief of the Air Staff.
The Brecon Beacons National Park is an unusual place for a commemoration. But in early November, it played host to a ceremony on the site where, in 1944, a Vickers Wellington bomber crashed, killing everyone on board.