MHM February/March 2022

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The February/March 2022 issue of Military History Matters, the British military history magazine, is out now.

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The front cover of MHM 126, the February/March 2022 issue.
The front cover of MHM 126, the February/March 2022 issue.

IN THIS ISSUE:
The Battle of Crecy

There was a ‘revolutionary in military affairs’ in England in the First half of the 14th century. King Edward III turned his country into an armed camp of professional soldiers and developed a whole new defensive system. In our special this time, we chart the military careers of Edward III and his son the Black Prince. We also analyse the first great English victory of the Hundred Years War at Crécy on 26 August 1346.

The resistance and the return: the Philippines, 1942-1945

James Kelly Morningstar describes the Philippine resistance to the Japanese occupation during WWII

Wolfe at Quebec: a new analysis

Sam Allison and Jon Bradley offer a forensic reappraisal of General James Wolfe’s spectacular victory

‘The worst maritime disaster ever’: The sinking of Wilhelm Gustlolf

Richard Selcer reports on a catastrophe amid the chaos of the last days of Hitler’s Nazi Empire

The Battle of Chinese Farm: Sinai, 1973

William Stroock analyses the decisive battle of the 1973 Yom Kippur War: a massive clash of Egyptian and Israeli armour in the Sinai Desert

Also in this issue:

The latest in a new series on classic military history books, War CultureBook ReviewsMuseum ReviewBack to the Drawing Board, Listings, Competitions, and more.

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MHM editor Neil Faulkner
MHM editor Neil Faulkner

From the editor:

England’s King Edward III was one of the greatest military innovators of the Middle Ages. His son, the Black Prince, became one of the period’s most renowned commanders. Our special this issue takes a look at this extraordinary partnership.

Edward implemented a series of radical reforms in English military organisation that turned his country into an armed camp and a launch-pad for successive attempts to make good the English monarchy’s claim to the French crown. Central to this was a new tactical system of defensive linear warfare that combined ‘bill and bow’ – a system that delivered the extraordinarily one-sided victory at Crécy in August 1346.

Also in this issue, we revisit General Wolfe’s capture of Quebec in 1759. Sam Allison and Jon Bradley offer a forensic analysis of Wolfe’s underestimated brilliance. We then have two very different WWII stories. Richard Selcer offers a detailed account of the greatest naval disaster of all time – the sinking of the German passenger liner Wilhelm Gustloff in the Baltic on the night of 30 January 1945 – while James Morningstar discusses the Philippine resistance to the Japanese occupation between 1941 and 1945.

Finally, William Stroock recounts the decisive Battle of Chinese Farm in the Sinai Desert in October 1973 – the armoured clash between Egyptian and Israeli forces that determined the outcome of the Yom Kippur War.


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