The possible routes taken by Olaf Guthfrithsson, King of Dublin, in this little known Viking battle for Britain
British trade routes were plagued by pirates during the 19th century, but where were the most dangerous and densely-populated pirate havens?
This map explains the movements of the French, British, and Prussian forces from the 15 to the 18 June, 1815. Napoleon seized the initiative in the Hundred Days campaign by marching his army across the frontier and into Belgium on 15 June. He struck Blücher’s Prussians with his main force at Ligny on 16 June, but his […]
To help you visualize the action in Major General Julian Thompson’s lead feature for MHM on the Royal Navy’s triumph during the Falklands, we created this map and timeline listing troop movements from 12 May to 10 June; from the SAS raid, to the arrival of the Ghurkas at Fitzroy.
In our Jutland — the combat experience feature this month, Peter Hart reconstructs the action of the battle using personal accounts of men who were there. This map has been designed to aid you place the movements of the battling fleets geographically, and shows the clashes during the battle between 31 May-1 June 1916. This is […]
In this map specially prepared for MHM, we chart the last journey of the Bismarck in May 1941. Here the course of the Bismarck is depicted in black, and the British forces in red. This is an article from Military History Matters. To find out more about the magazine and how to subscribe, click here.
James Wolfes’ victory at Quebec gave the British dominion over North American. It was the victory of an army forced to adapt fast to the demands of colonial warfare in the wilderness The Battle of Quebec on 13 September 1759, below, showing the deployment of the British (shown in red) and French forces (shown in […]
Photojournalist Don McCullin’s images of war brought the grim reality onto Sunday breakfast tables for two decades . Especially famous are the photos he took of US marines fighting on the front-line in the Battle of Hue in February 1968. Hue is remembered as one of the toughest battles of the Vietnam war. Below is […]
The War of the Austrian Succession found the British Army run down and neglected, its proud military traditions grown sclerotic. Yet in May 1745, at Fontenoy in Belgium, 15000 British redcoats mounted a doomed assault every bit as courageous as Pickett’s charge at Gettysburg The ‘mousetrap’: the Battle of Dettingen, 27 June 1743. George II […]
The British Army emerged from the crisis of revolution and civil war that had given it birth with a distinctive military doctrine based on movement, firepower, and aggression. But realising its potential required a master of war in the Army’s own image.