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Battle Map: Operation Cobra

Operation Cobra was a resounding success for the Allied forces on their path to liberating France in the summer of 1944, and one of the key turning-points in the history of the Second World War. Those days of fast-moving action between 25 and 30 July saw the beginning of the final collapse of the German occupation of France.

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6th Armored Infantry Regiment at Monte Porchia, 1944

Patrick Mercer recalls a gruelling mountain assault by one of America’s most illustrious infantry units. My father fought throughout the Italian campaign and I can remember him saying to me, ‘It is the side which is less frightened who wins.’ That is why I have chosen to base this article on Lloyd M Wells’s book […]

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Great Commanders – Yamashita

Graham Goodlad reviews the career of Tomoyuki Yamashita, ‘the Tiger of Malaya’, who was responsible for the fall of Singapore in 1942.

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The Battle of Wakefield: 1460

It was the culmination of ten years of increasingly violent unrest between supporters of King Henry VI and his cousin Richard, Duke of York. Helen Cox takes us on a battlefield tour of Wakefield.

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D-Day: Plan of Operations on 6 June, 1944

How were tens of thousands of infantry landed on the Normandy beaches on 6 June 1944? How was the supply of ammo, fuel, water, rations, and everything else required by an army of invasion managed on crowded beaches under heavy fire from artillery and machine-guns? How were the beachheads protected from counterattack and given time […]

Olaf's Approach

AD 937: Olaf’s Approach

The possible routes taken by Olaf Guthfrithsson, King of Dublin, in this little known Viking battle for Britain

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Waterloo – map of troop manoeuvres

This map explains the movements of the French, British, and Prussian forces from the 15 to the 18 June, 1815. Napoleon seized the initiative in the Hundred Days campaign by marching his army across the frontier and into Belgium on 15 June. He struck Blücher’s Prussians with his main force at Ligny on 16 June, but his […]

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Falklands – troop manoeuvres

To help you visualize the action in  Major General Julian Thompson’s lead feature for MHM on the Royal Navy’s triumph during the Falklands, we created this map and timeline listing  troop movements from 12 May to 10 June; from the SAS raid, to the arrival of the Ghurkas at Fitzroy.

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