Military Times – May 2011

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01_MT8_0511The May issue of Military Times, the British Military History magazine, is on sale today.

In the latest issue we cover:

Operation Sealion – Was it a bluff?

Military historian Mark Corby argues forcefully that Operation Sealion, Hitler’s planned invasion of

Britain, was always a bluff. Even if the Germans had won the Battle of Britain, he says, any attempted invasion would have been defeated by either Channel weather or the Royal Navy.


Dan Snow writes about his Grandfather

The publication of Dan Snow’s grandfather’s war memoir reveals an intelligent and candid critic of British military incompetence during the First World War.


Was Imperial Germany really responsible for WWI?

Germany’s blame was claimed during the war and by many historians today – we look at whether European rulers were equally culpable.


Epaminondas of Thebes

From the ancient world, we bring you the story of Epaminondas of Thebes, the little-known military genius whose tactical innovations destroyed the power of Sparta and inspired the victories of Alexander the Great.


Also in this issue Museums, Book Reviews and Battlefield guides


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