WWII

Gas Mask: a cultural icon

UCL’s Gabe Moshenska muses on the extraordinary iconic significance of the gas mask. My particular object of interest is the ‘General Civilian Respirator’ issued to the British people in the lead up to the Second World War. This ubiquitous mass-produced object has come to symbolise life in Home Front Britain, even though it was never […]

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Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Cunningham

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 […]

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The Muckleburgh Collection: Tank and Artillery Museum

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 […]

Blitz and the Battle of London

The British people seemed determined to fight on – alone and against the odds. The Blitz was to be the great test of whether this resolve could be broken.

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Battle of Britain Day Map: the Afternoon Attack

Exclusively commissioned for Military Times, this battle map illustrates the positioning of German and British airforces during the afternoon battle of Battle of Britain Day. This map will appear in Issue 1 of Military Times, accompanied by a detailed analysis of the events of the afternoon of 15 September. A summary of these events accompanies this reproduction.

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