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Yi Sun-sin: history's greatest admiral

Yi Sun-sin: history’s greatest admiral

When we think of great naval commanders, Nelson immediately comes to mind. He fought 13 battles, winning 8. Admiral Yi Sun-sin fought 23 battles against Japan between 1592 and 1598, and won every one of them without losing a single ship. In 14 of these battles, moreover, not a single Japanese ship survived. How did he accomplish so much, and why was Japan unable to defeat him?

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Yi Sun-sin: history's greatest admiral

Yi Sun-sin: history’s greatest admiral

When we think of great naval commanders, Nelson immediately comes to mind. He fought 13 battles, winning 8. Admiral Yi Sun-sin fought 23 battles against Japan between 1592 and 1598, and won every one of them without losing a single ...
MHM May Quiz - win a copy of HMS Belfast Pocket Manual

MHM May Quiz – win a copy of HMS Belfast Pocket Manual

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of the HMS Belfast Pocket Manual, courtesy of Osprey. A familiar sight on the Thames at London Bridge, HMS Belfast is a Royal Navy light cruiser, launched in March 1938. Belfast was part ...
Polly Napper collects the MHM Book of the Year 2019 award on behalf of Peter Hart, author of The Last Battle

MHM Book of the Year 2019 – Winners Announced

The ballots have been cast, the votes have been counted, and we are delighted to announce the winners of the MHM Book Awards 2019. We carefully curated a list of 2018’s best military-history titles and asked you, our readers, to ...
MHM April Caption Competition

MHM April Caption Competition

Think of something appropriately witty for this image from our feature on the Normandy breakout, published in the April issue of Military History Matters. Leave your caption as a comment below. The best caption will be judged by the editorial team and ...
MHM April Quiz – win a copy of Spomenik Monument Database

MHM April Quiz – win a copy of Spomenik Monument Database

This issue, we’re giving away three copies of the Spomenik Monument Database, courtesy of FUEL. Spomenik – the Serbo-Croat/Slovenian word for ‘monument’ – refers to a series of memorials built in Tito’s Republic of Yugoslavia from the 1960s to the ...

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