A new study has revealed that World War I helmets provided as much protection from shockwaves as their modern counterparts.
Thought to belong to an Iron Age warrior buried over 2,000 years ago, the site includes weapons such as a sword in a highly decorated scabbard, as well as a spear.
Plans have been approved for a museum at the family home of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, who was behind the evacuation of Dunkirk in June 1940.
Filled with iron nails, the bottle was initially thought to have been placed there for storage. But Oliver Mueller-Heubach and Robert Hunter, staff members at WMCAR, have theorised that it is likely to be a rare ‘witch bottle’.
A collection of over 3,000 military maps, prints, and sketches belonging to the monarch has been released to mark the 200th anniversary of his death.
Due to exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act, the documents were closed to public access until January this year, just as the island prepares to commemorate 75 years since its liberation on 9 May 1945.
Carrawburgh is one of 16 forts along the 118km Hadrian’s Wall. The frontier, built around AD 122, was responsible for defending the Roman Empire from northern tribes.
Now, new scientific analysis has confirmed that a large gold bar found in Mexico City was part of the plunder Spanish conquistadors abandoned during a retreat.
Doris Miller earned the Navy Cross for his actions during the Japanese attack on the US base at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Now, the US navy is to honour his actions by naming a new aircraft carrier after him.
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.