Guns are an everyday feature of most military museums, but one weapon in particular has attracted a lot of attention. A WWI German Luger was recently handed in to the police in Wiltshire. Now the nearby Tank Museum is appealing for information about the pistol’s history.
The victims of World War II are remembered in regular commemorations, but many of the fatalities have never been recovered. Now academics at Bedford’s Cranfield Forensic Institute (CFI) are collaborating with the US Department of Defense in a new initiative to recover and identify those who remain missing.
It was one of the most famous armoured cruisers of the First World War, but it had remained lost for a century. Now the wreck of SMS Scharnhorst has been located off the Falkland Islands.
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.
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.
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.
A first edition of Machiavelli’s Libro dell’arte della guerra (The Art of War) has sold at auction for £150,000.
After decades of instability, nearly 200 World War Two graves in Iraq have been restored to their former character.
Emma Marsh, 20, has uncovered captivating insights into the history of Liverpool through rubble dumped at the coast following the Blitz.