The October 2011 issue of Military Times, the British Military History magazine, is on sale today.
‘That battle visits me every night of my life’
– Don McCullin on Hue
Don McCullin, perhaps the most famous war photographer in the world, speaks exclusively to Military Times about his experiences at the Battle of Hue, as a major 50-year retrospective exhibition of his life and work opens at the Imperial War Museum London.
History of the British Army in 25 Battles – Fontenoy
Low pay, rotten conditions, and brutal discipline meant recruitment relied on the press-gang and the courts. Yet, at Fontenoy on 11 May 1745, British redcoats mounted a grand assault as spectacular as Pickett’s charge at Gettysburg. How was it possible?
Forget 1066 and the Norman Conquest. Exactly 50 years earlier, Anglo-Saxon England had been conquered by the Vikings. Dark Age historian Jeffrey James brings us the story.
War In Tuscany
Chris Bambery’s article on the Second World War explores the largely hidden struggle between partisans and Nazis in remote rural Italy between 1943 and 1945 – a war of savage little fire-fights and terrible atrocities, the full truth of which is only now being discovered.
Broadcasting in War
Military historian Robert Bateman reports on the groundbreaking work of Ed Murrow, the US radio journalist who pioneered live reporting from a distant war zone during the London Blitz of 1940.
Also in this issue Museums, Book Reviews and Battlefield guides.
From the editor
Military Times is the new monthly magazine dedicated to answering the big questions of military history. The aim is not only to bring you action-packed narrative, but to provide all the technical detail, in-depth analysis, and cutting-edge controversy you need to understand not just what happened, but also why. Military Times aims to bridge the gap between the general reader and the world of professional soldiers and military historians.
Fascinating in itself, conflict has shaped the whole of history, and continues to remake the world today. This is the magazine for everyone who wants to understand war, past and present, in all its dimensions.