As Churchill liked to say, to defeat the Nazis the Russians gave their blood, the Americans their money, and Britain held out for the crucial year from the summer of 1940.
The collection of letters, telegrams, and instructions was the property of the late Reginald Parker. It was found by a furloughed clerk in a jigsaw box during a home clear-out.
In the Second World War, the dockyards and riverside factories of London’s East End were essential to the country’s struggle against the Nazis. But this also made them a key target for enemy attack.
The October issue of Military History Matters, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. To subscribe to the magazine, click here. To subscribe to the digital archive, click here. In this issue: SPECIAL: The Ardennes, 1944 The Ardennes Offensive, also known as the Battle of the Bulge, was Hitler’s last push against the Allies at the end […]
To commemorate the 80th anniversary of Churchill War Rooms becoming operational, Imperial War Museums has digitised the original visitor book containing the names of numerous well-known visitors, including King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, General Dwight D Eisenhower, Winston Churchill himself, and Clement Attlee.
The January issue of MHM, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. To subscribe to the magazine, click here. To subscribe to the digital archive, click here. In this issue: The Long World War In our cover feature, Neil Faulkner argues that the First World War never really ended, and that the seeds of Nazism and the […]
The June issue of Military History Monthly, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. In this issue: SPECIAL: The Matabele Wars This issue, our special feature explores the fatal collision between the British South Africa Company and the ‘other’ Zulus of southern Africa, the Matabele. In our first feature, US military historian Fred Chiaventone analyses […]
The May issue of Military History Monthly, the British military history magazine, is now on sale. In this issue: SPECIAL: BRITANNIA – THE REAL STORY This month, our special delves into the true history behind the fictional new TV series Britannia. The Roman invasion of Britain pitted two very different military entities against each other: the Romans and […]
This month, three lucky readers have the chance to win the newly released Churchill on DVD. Step into the battle-worn shoes of the British Prime Minister as he faced the most dramatic conflict in modern history. In June 1944, four years after the evacuation of Dunkirk, Winston Churchill finalised plans for the largest amphibious invasion known to man: D-Day. With time ticking […]
Despite a succession of victories during the Second World War, Conservative leader Winston Churchill faced a crushing defeat in Britain’s 1945 general election – one of the most astonishing political events in British history.